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Care home residents celebrated for International Women’s Day

Marjorie Aytoun

Not-for-profit elderly care provider, Borough Care, is marking International Women’s Day (March 8) by celebrating the achievements of its female residents.

Those celebrated include Marjorie Aytoun, of Meadway Court in Bramhall, Stockport, who achieved a BA and MA in Classics at Leeds University despite developing spinal TB and spending two years in hospital.

After graduating, Marjorie continued to break boundaries by studying for the ministry despite social reservations about female reverends.

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Marjorie has continued to enjoy being involved with the church at Meadway Court through regularly attending services and special events.

Dr Mark Ward, CEO at Borough Care, said: “At Borough Care, we believe the amazing things our female residents have achieved during their rich and interesting lives should be celebrated not forgotten. These ladies paved the way forward for today’s women.

“Although gender equality is still some way off, by drawing attention to the incredible, colourful lives our female residents have led we hope to raise awareness against bias and take action to promote equality.”

 

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