Women in Wales donates £25,000 after Charity Luncheon

Raising funds for children’s projects in Wales is at the heart of the Women in Wales committee and on 10th June Trustees of the charity were delighted and proud to donate £25,000 to fund two vital local projects in Wales.

One cheque for £15,000 was accepted on behalf of Save the Children by Lucy Potter and the second cheque for £10,000 was accepted on behalf of KPC Youth & Community by Alison Mawby.

The money was raised at the 27th annual Women in Wales Luncheon on Friday 22nd March at the Sophia Gardens Stadium, Cardiff, and was hosted by Ruth Wignall of ITV Cymru Wales.

Kathryn Austin, Marketing Director of Pizza Hut UK provided guests with an inspirational speech while the singing waiters and James Williams entertained the 400 guests with their performances during a wonderful afternoon of entertainment and fundraising.  

Loulou Boutique showcased their summer fashion ranges throughout the lunch. The fabulous auction items provided money can’t buy items and experiences.  The raffle was exceptional this year with over 40 wonderful prizes all kindly donated by businesses and supporters of this annual event. 

A huge thank you goes to our headline sponsors for the lunch which was Bluestone National Park and Coast & Country Holidays, both based in Pembrokeshire, and support sponsors WPS Financial Group, Admiral, JCP Solicitors, Western Power Distribution, The Retreats Group, Acuity Law, Sophia Gardens stadium and Brecon Carreg. In addition, Santander generously match-funded the raffle funds raised.

Chair of the 2019 event – Jayne James said, “The Women in Wales lunch has become a firm fixture in the social calendar of women from all walks of life.  The success of the event is due to a hardworking committee and the support of businesses up and down the country, working together to fund children’s projects in Wales.”

Pamela McNamara, Commercial & Operations Director at Bluestone National Park Resort said “Bringing together so many women to create such an amazing event that raises money for so many good causes is no easy task.  We are delighted to be supporting Women in Wales who demonstrate the benefits such a hard-working group of people can achieve for those less fortunate in Wales”.

Rachel Thomas, Director of Coast & Country Holidays said “my business partner Liz and I have been delighted to support Women in Wales, as sponsors for the last 10 years, and 25 years as committee members – it is always rewarding to be part of such a major event in the Welsh calendar, whilst supporting children’s charities in Wales”.

The Trustees are now busy planning the 2020 Lunch.