Get pampered, get fit and have fun in Hackney

Young women of Hackney, do you want to relax from the stresses of exams, school and work with the opportunity to get pampered, get fit and have fun?

Hackney Young Women’s Group (YWG) and Youth Service invites you to come along to ‘Respect yourself - Respect your health’, a free event for young women aged 13-19 at Hackney Town Hall, Mare Street, E8, 4 - 8pm, on Friday 18 June.

Workshops in dance, general health advice, drugs and alcohol awareness, and healthy eating will be complimented by free beauty and pampering sessions, plus yoga, Wii Fit, Aeroball and retro school sports day tasters in an informative and fun-packed evening.

Highlights include the ‘Just Dance’ competition, performances with special guests including Princess Nyah, and the opportunity to take part in an original World Record attempt for the largest, female-only Skank dance. There will also be lots of prizes to be won including iPods and shopping vouchers.

The event has been organised by Hackney YWG and is one of a number of events designed to bring together young women in the borough aged 13-19.

The YWG’s contributions to raising awareness about getting fit, staying healthy and having fun in the Hackney was recognised earlier this month when they won a prestigious national award, The Diana Award’s Certificate of Excellence.

Their achievement will be acknowledged with a special presentation by Councillor Rita Krishna, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services at Friday’s event.

Councillor Krishna said: "Congratulations to the Young Women’s Group, whose efforts have been recognised through the Diana Award. The events that are organised by the young women are extremely popular and demonstrate the commitment of the Group to provide activities that young people enjoy, with support from Hackney Youth Service.”

The ‘Respect yourself - Respect your health’ event takes place at Hackney Town Hall Assembly Rooms on Friday 18 June. Workshops: 4-7pm; competition performances and presentations: 7-8pm.

For more information contact: Ciara McDonnell, Young Women’s Worker, 07891 514304 or