Youngsters get creative at annual Shine event

Shine Day for girls, at Ely Lighthouse Centre, (l-r) Jennie, Lucy, and Hannah, in the photography st

Shine Day for girls, at Ely Lighthouse Centre, (l-r) Jennie, Lucy, and Hannah, in the photography studio, - Credit: Archant

The fifth annual Girl’s Day held in Ely at the weekend inspired youngsters to get creative.

Organised by The Lighthouse Church and Countess Free Church, the event saw dozens of teenage girls take part in a day of activities and workshops while enjoying plenty of pampering and socialising.

Now in its fifthyear, the event was set up by the two churches to promote a positive self-image among girls aged between 11 and 17 to will encouraging them to achieve, all within the values of Christianity.

The girls enjoyed hand massages, dress-up, body art, painting, and baking as part of a day of events.

Some of the girls travelled up to Ely from as far away as Essex to attend, with a team of volunteers led by Zoe Cutter on hand to organise the day.