We are proud to support the achievements of women everyday – but this year, to celebrate International Women's Day, we wanted to highlight some magnificent women past and present, from Hull.
Inspires – Jean Bishop, Hill’s very own Bee Lady! With decades of fundraising for Age Concern, Jean was recently awarded the Freedom of the City in recognition of her tireless efforts to raise funds and awareness of the charity, in her eye-catching Bee outfit!
Motivates – St Stephen’s very own Ruth Truelove is a true champion of children’s education, her unwavering support of children’s literacy through her work at Stepney Primary school as both a reading assistant and member of the board of governors has recently been recognised with the British Empire Medal in the Queens Honours.
Pioneers – at a time when flight itself was a rarity being a female pilot was even more unique, Amy Johnson was a pioneer of aviation and her many achievements include, first female solo flight from Britain to Australia in her plane – Jason, London to Cape Town and in 1936 regaining her record on a second flight to Cape Town.
St Stephen’s are proud to be the new custodian of Jason with the replica soon to be seen the mall.