2014 Cheshire Woman of the year luncheon is in the June’s edition of Cheshire Life, available to buy now or subscribe on-line. www.cheshirelife.co.uk
Cheshire Life June edition
The photos from the 2014 event are now in the gallery!
Another happy lady
Thank you so much for the amazing day last Wednesday. I am still in a state of shock to have been in the company of so many wonderful ladies, thanks also to everyone who organised the event, they were all so kind and friendly. My daughter and myself had the most fantastic day. What a worthy woman our winner was too! And Sally Nugent was a lovely lady. A million thanks to you all.
Another Thank You
“To The Committee”. Well, what can we say – thank you just doesn’t say enough. My daughter and I had a truly wonderful day, one that we shall both remember forever. The stunning surroundings, coupled with so many committed, selfless and inspirational ladies – what a combination. We were so proud to be part of an amazing day, so thank you once again for making it happen. We will be in touch to see how Box Clever Hampers can support Cheshire Woman of the Year 2015.
The photographs for this 2014 event will be posted next week. Watch this space.
A thank you card
We have just received a lovely thank you from one of nominees and we thought we would share what she has written. “We would both like to convey our sincere thanks to everyone for such a memorable day yesterday. Certainly one to treasure forever. I did go and congratulate Lynda Hill on her amazing, personal journey and to be in a room full of so many committed women gives us all a feeling of camaraderie without a doubt. We got on fabulously too with those that were wearing ‘killer heels’. Truly a wonderful, amazing, fabulous, magnificent day. Thank you”.
If you were a nominee or a guest yesterday, had a wonderful day and would like to support further, then please visit the Just Giving page
Photos taken on the day
The photographs taken on the day will soon be in the Gallery. The will also be an article in Cheshire Life, June edition.
Sally Nugent was our VIP guest
We were delighted to have Sally Nugent from the BBC as our VIP guest. Read more about her here.
Sally was born and brought up in Wirral. After graduating with a degree in French from the University of Huddersfield she started work as a broadcast journalist at her local radio station – BBC Radio Merseyside. She covered many big stories including the Grand National that never was in 1997.
Sally moved to BBC North West Tonight and when their sports presenter took a short break they asked her to step in for six weeks. She remained there for two years. During that time Sally travelled around Europe as Liverpool went on their fairy tale UEFA Cup campaign in 2001, which ended in success. Liverpool beat Alaves 5-4 in the final after extra time and a golden own goal! Sally covered the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester broadcasting live every night. She saw the effect a big sporting event can have on a region and its people.
She moved to London to work for BBC TV Network news in 2003 covering many big sporting events, including the London Olympics in 2012. She also reported on two FIFA World Cups in Germany and South Africa. She says it’s not always as glamorous as it looks. In Cape Town in 2010 her studio was a tiny portacabin with no heating. In the middle of an African winter she broadcast most evenings with a big fluffy blanket over her knees and a tiny electric heater going full blast!
After the South Africa World Cup, Sally decided to look for somewhere in the world where football was making a real difference to people’s lives. That place was Iraq. The Iraqi national football team continues to play despite wars, bombings and huge religious divides between them. She was privileged enough to spend some time with them, travelling round northern Iraq as they prepared for a big tournament. All the players become terrorist targets simply by being on the team, yet they all took risks simply to play in their national shirt.
Sally loves watching sport. Raised in a house where her dad and brothers played rugby and her mum was a tennis coach, she didn’t really have much option! She is married with one child – a football and rugby mad boy. Now living in Cheshire, she presents sports news for BBC Breakfast every day.
What a day!
Well it is fair to say that Cheshire Woman of the Year 2014 lunch was a huge success. The buzz of the day, the appreciation, lovely food, the weather and most importantly the deserving nominees being spoilt and recognised throughout the day. Sylvia Cheater, Chairperson, was delighted to announce the winner of 2014 as Lynda Hill, the founder of the Joshua Tree. Our VIP guest was Sally Nugent from the BBC. A full list of all our wonderful nominees can be found under 2014 Nominees on the top tabs