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Women in Wales is a registered charity with a committee that organises the Women in Wales annual Luncheon.

The first luncheon was held in 1992 and in 2018 the 26th annual luncheon will be held, quite an achievement for a voluntary committee. Over the past 25 years the event has raised more than £800,000 which has been donated to Save the Children projects in both Wales and oversees.

The luncheon continues to grow and is now attended by more than 400 women every year. The Trustees of the charity comprises of a team of dedicated professional women who work throughout the year to organise the luncheon. This not only involves the fundraising activities on the day itself but also securing support from corporate organisations who sponsor the event or advertise in the event programme.

The profit raised at the 2018 Lunch will be donated to Save the Children to help fund projects in Wales and to Wales Air Ambulance to fund a baby pod.


  • The Hon. Dame Shân Legge-Bourke DCVO


  • Andrea Byrne
  • Denise Rich
  • Jenny Ogwen
  • Pamela McNamara
  • Sian Lloyd
  • Alison Tod

Trustees & Committee Members

  • Jayne James (Chair)
  • Primrose Davies (Treasurer)
  • Rachel Thomas
  • Gaynor Brown
  • Elizabeth Davies
  • Gill Evans
  • Sheelagh Jones
  • Lynne Kettles
  • Felicity Ladbrooke
  • Tracy Marsh (Event Coordinator)
  • Betsan Powell
  • Karen Owen
  • Judith Major
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