Liverpool’s first Sportswoman’s Lunch, a charity event supported by our very own Natalie Dye has raised £6,773.67 for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
The event, which was sponsored by MSIF, brought together over 130 guests from the professional services industry and entrepreneurs alike.
The event was founded by Natalie Dye, Clare Brookfield from MSIF and Marena Mondair of DTM Legal. The idea for the event came to light when the professional trio recognised the lack of corporate events that celebrated the achievements of women, even more so in the sporting industry.
Through dedication to the cause, the Sportswoman’s team expanded, bringing in Natalie Dickson (Brabners) and Ruth Kirby and Louise Molloy (NatWest) to help ensure the success of the event.
It was important to all involved to highlight the successes of women in the sporting world, so Olympic Gymnast, Beth Tweddle MBE – also a patron of Alder Hey and SME business owner – was invited to speak at the event.
The lunch was a huge success with generosity and awareness of the great work that Alder Hey do at the forefront. All profits raised have now been delivered to the charity, helping to fund ongoing developments throughout the hospital for both parents and children.
Following the achievements of the event, the date for the second Sportswoman’s Lunch has already been set for the 19th September 2019. Clare will continue to head the event with support from the team and aims to make 2019’s event even bigger and better than the last.
Natalie Dye said: “It was an honour and absolute pleasure to be involved in this event and to raise so much money for such a fantastic cause. We cannot thank our guests enough for their generosity and we are delighted that, due to the success of this inaugural event, we’ll be bringing it back in 2019.”