Press Release – 31st May


Raising funds for children’s projects in Wales is at the heart of the Women in Wales committee and on 25th May Trustees of the charity were delighted and proud to donate £30,000 to fund three projects in Wales.

One cheque for £10,000 was accepted by Jo Plow of the 2Wish charity, the second cheque for £10,000 was accepted by Paul Davies, Headteacher of Dylan Thomas Community School in Swansea and a cheque for £5,000 was accepted by Kath Fisher on behalf of the Noah’s Ark Children’s Charity Building Bonds project. A donation of £3,500 was also made to Save the Children and £1,000 TO MPCT.

The money was raised at the 28th annual Women in Wales Luncheon on Friday 8th April at the Mercure Holland House Hotel. Hosted by Sian Lloyd, Journalist and presenter, 400 guests enjoyed an afternoon of entertainment and fundraising activities.

Tori James, record-breaking adventurer and author gave an inspirational insight into her adventures being the first Welsh woman to climb Mount Everest in 2007. Her experiences provided insightful lessons and entertaining stories about what it takes to thrive in the extremes.

The fabulous auction items provided money can’t buy items and experiences. The raffle was exceptional this year with over 50 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 Sykes Holiday Cottages. Support sponsors were JCP Solicitors and Felicity Jewellers. Other supporters included SIP Wealth Management, LHP, Admiral, Lyons Bowe Solicitors, Penderyn Distillery, The Candle Co, Janey Howell and Wickedly Welsh Chocolate company.

Chair of Women in Wales – Felicity Ladbrooke 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.”

The Trustees are now busy planning the 2023 Lunch.

Contact information:
Women In Wales:
Tracy Marsh – Trustee
Tel: 07969 536321