Thursday, 23 June 2011

MORE THAN £2,000 was raised for local charities at the annual Swindon Ladies’ Luncheon

Mayor of Swindon, Cllr Ray Ballman, was among a packed gathering of over 100 women at Bushwackers in Fleet Street for the lavish three course lunch.

Guests heard a fascinating talk from Philip Weeks, a world renowned expert on natural medicine, a master herbalist and acupuncturist who, in his talk, described the ancient Chinese art of Face Reading – and how a face can tell a thousand words!

Former editor of the Swindon Advertiser, Dave King, talked about autism in the county and the introduction earlier this year of an autism alert card in conjunction with Wiltshire Police.

This was the second staging of the ladies’ luncheon and organiser, Sara Tye, from redheadPR, said:

“We sold out very quickly and everyone had a magnificent time at this year’s Ladies Luncheon. The day went fantastically! There was a delicious 3 course meal and the service from the staff at Bushwackers was incredible and The event was a spectacular success."

Among the charities benefiting from the event which was held on Friday, June 17th, are Christ Church in Old Town, the Willows Counselling Service and the Swindon branch of the National Autistic Society. A donation was also made to the Mayor’s Charity Appeal.


Sara Tye, Phillip Weeks, Cllr Ray Ballman, Craig Pinches, Dave King