A CHARLTON woman determined to make Andover a menopause-friendly town will be hosting another event after hundreds of people descended on the last one.

As previously reported, Claire Hattrick, The Executive Menopause Coach, organised an event at The Lights on Wednesday, February 7, to talk about all things menopause. She sold at least 250 tickets.

She said she felt a little overwhelmed by all the messages of thanks and support she received after the show and she has now released details of the next one, taking place on Wednesday, April 17 at 7pm at the same venue.

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With a new panel of menopause experts and professionals, she will share her knowledge and personal experience of menopause, after losing 10 years of her life to it.

Andover Advertiser: Hundreds attended the last event Hundreds attended the last event (Image: Andrea Penna Photography)

Joining her are will be a panel of menopause experts in their field, including a British Menopause Society advisor and GP, a nutritionist, a Pilates expert, Ethical Supplements and Pelvic/Vaginal Health.

Speaking after the last event she said: "We had a long list of people waiting for tickets and so many people asked me on the night to host these shows on a regular basis.

"There is a huge lack of support for women in the workplace with over 80 per cent saying there is little or no support at all. Women should not feel that they have no option but to cut their working hours or leave the workplace altogether due to a lack of support or understanding from their employer." 

Andover Advertiser: Claire Hattrick, The Executive Menopause CoachClaire Hattrick, The Executive Menopause Coach (Image: The Executive Menopause Coach)

Since the Covid lockdown Claire has been sharing advice on menopause with people online and visiting companies to educate them on the period of life.

The 56-year-old said she lost 10 years of her life to undiagnosed menopause joint pain, leaving her unable to sit, stand or walk. She is now on a mission to make sure other women do not suffer the same.

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She is passionate about women retaining their jobs in the workplace, but has struggled to get businesses on side in and around Andover, so decided to take on the mission herself.

At the event residents will have the opportunity to meet the experts and join in the conversation with a Q&A. It will be an informative and helpful night to all those attending, with a few laughs along the way.

For more information and tickets visit thelights.org.uk.