THE winner of each of the six categories in the Sue Ryder Women of Achievement Awards, will be
THE winner of each of the six categories in the Sue Ryder Women of Achievement Awards, will be eligible for the new Robyn Jones Southern Woman of Achievement Award.
This is a new award, named in honour of Robyn Jones OBE, who was a long-time supporter of Sue Ryder and the women of achievement awards, both personally and professionally through her catering company Charlton House.
Tracey Hancock, head of fund-raising at Sue Ryder, said: “Robyn was a true woman of achievement, who sadly died in 2015.
“We wanted to recognise the contribution she had made to Sue Ryder and are delighted that her husband, Tim, remains involved both with Sue Ryder and this event in particular.
“We would like to congratulate all the women who have been nominated this year — there are some remarkable stories among them. Every single one of our nominees is deserving of recognition and the awards ceremony promises to be a truly inspiring event.”
The awards, hosted by Donna Alos, will be held at Trunkwell Mansion House, near Reading, on March 11 from 11.30am to 5pm. The event raises money to support the Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent and Nettlebed hospices, Charles Clore Unit, Newbury, and Wokingham day hospice.
The event will feature live performances by the Lacettes and an auction of prizes including afternoon tea at Buckingham Palace, a stay at Christmas Cottage, Bray, two bronze hares sculpted by Sebastian Wylder and a boarding pass draw to win £500 worth of holiday vouchers from Meadway Travel, Tilehurst.
The sponsors of the event are Invesco Perpetual, CH&Co and Higgs Group, publishers of the
Henley Standard. Category sponsors are Savills Reading, Santander and Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce.Â Supporters are Bray Cottages, Elevation Promotions, Funky Flowers, Hobbs of Henley, Meadway Travel, Ridgeway Jaguar and Henley Royal Regatta.
Tickets costs £50 per person, or £450 for a table of 10, including a three-course meal and a complimentary drinks reception.
To buy tickets, visit www.sueryder.org/swoa or call (01491) 641384 ext 246.