About Us

Women in Wales is a registered charity with a committee that organise the Women in Wales annual Luncheon. The purpose of the charity and the luncheon is to raise funds for children’s charities in Wales.

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.

Women in Wales Trustees with Ewan Venters CEO Fortnum & Mason, Woman in Wales Luncheon at the SWALEC Stadium 20th April 2018.
Cath Kidston MBE & Shân Legge-Bourke on the Top Table at Women in Wales Lunch at the SWALEC Stadium 28th April 2017.

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 Hon. Dame Shân Legge-Bourke DCVO


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

Trustees & Committee Members

Felicity Ladbrooke (Chair)
Betsan Powell (Vice Chair)
Primrose Davies (Treasurer)
Rachel Thomas
Elizabeth Davies
Gill Evans
Sheelagh Jones
Jayne James
Tracy Marsh (Event Manager)
Karen Owen
Judith Major