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Thank you for visiting my fundraising page.

In February this year I became Chair of the Women of the Year Lunch (WOYL), with which I am proud to have been associated for the past 8 years.  My initial interest was aroused by its founder, the inspirational Lady Lothian, who held the first event over 50 years ago.  Since my involvement I have seen it grow in terms of influence and weight to what it is today.  It has broadened its original activity from running an annual Lunch to celebrate the achievements of 500 extraordinary women, to initiating an Annual Lecture and the setting up of a Foundation 5 years ago to help a number of young women across the UK through a series of grants to fund new businesses.  Examples of some of the success stories can be found at http://www.womenoftheyear.co.uk/foundation.htm.

On 2 November in New York, the Queens of Bling and Sing, myself and Joan Armatrading, who is President of WOYL, will be cantering round the New York marathon in aid of the above Foundation, and jointly aiming to raise £100k.  My personal trainers, John and James, will be running with me for the same good cause, as will my colleague Jack Adamson, and several other friends.  All have their own sponsorship pages on JustGiving.

My assistant, Diane Haywood, will be there with a group of cheerleaders to encourage us and to hand out the fruit smoothies at the finishing line, and Gayle & Steve Morrison will be hosting the post marathon, foot massaging party. 

Our feet and your generosity should ensure that many deserving women will have cause to thank us for the help that we will be able to give them as a result of our efforts.

Please sponsor me!  Your support will spur me on to the finish line when my feet are ready to be divorced from my legs!

Donating through this site is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to sponsor me: Women Of The Year Foundation will receive your money faster and, if you are a UK taxpayer, an extra 28% in tax will be added to your gift at no cost to you.

Many thanks for your support.

Raising money for

Women Of The Year  Foundation

Women Of The Year Foundation

Charity Registration No. 1090866

The Women of the Year Foundation aims to offer women financial and practical support giving them a chance to fulfil their dreams and ambitions and make a tangible commitment to the women of the future

Donations 110

Many congrats Gill!

Donation by Russ Shaw on 28/12/08

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

well done impressive effort

Donation by David Varney on 11/12/08

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

Well done Gill x

Donation by David Pattison on 03/12/08

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

I'm full of admiration for your achievement!

Donation by Joyce Markham on 25/11/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Presume you found sufficient energy to still go jewellery shopping after the event !! well done

Donation by lorraine clinton on 14/11/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Congratulations Gill, great effort

Donation by Peter Rigby on 11/11/08

£500.00

+ £141.03 Gift Aid

Good luck, Gill

Donation by Rod Henwood on 10/11/08

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

Congratulations Gill, I don't know how you do/did it! What a fantastic achievement, well done.

Donation by Mary Krauss on 06/11/08

£25.00

+ £7.05 Gift Aid

A great achievement Gill

Donation by John Simons on 03/11/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Good luck

Donation by Maureen Lipman on 03/11/08

£250.00

+ £70.51 Gift Aid

You are amazing - enjoy it all

Donation by Eleanor Angel on 03/11/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

... trust as is the norm, all your sports gear will be Versace at least!! x

Donation by 'Prune' on 01/11/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

I feel your pain (honestly!). Good luck

Donation by Gerry Murphy on 31/10/08

£100.00

+ £28.21 Gift Aid

I'm impressed. Good luck!

Donation by Jude Goffe on 31/10/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Good luck - Michael and I will be thinking of you.

Donation by Nicky Oppenheimer on 30/10/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

we are on our way!get ready for Ralph Lauren

Donation by steve morrison on 30/10/08

£250.00

+ £70.51 Gift Aid

that's a race the " hockey mom" will never win ! My respect is yours.

Donation by JF on 30/10/08

£200.00

+ £56.41 Gift Aid

Will be in NYC to cheer you both on! Good luck

Donation by Alix Wilton Regan on 30/10/08

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

Good luck Gill - under 5 or the trainer is toast!

Donation by Janet Preston on 27/10/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Good luck from Carol, Hen and me myself I

Donation by Kevin F on 26/10/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Wishing you the very best of luck

Donation by Gail Rebuck on 24/10/08

£250.00

+ £70.51 Gift Aid

wishing you all the best for those 26 miles

Donation by Adam Walton on 23/10/08

£26.00

+ £7.33 Gift Aid

Go for it Joan & Gill. Good luck and thankyou.

Donation by Claire Hicks on 22/10/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

Three cheers for your 'Flying Feet'

Donation by Rosie Swale Pope on 22/10/08

£20.00

+ £5.64 Gift Aid

You are an inspiration. Best of British!

Donation by Lisa Telford on 21/10/08

£50.00

+ £14.10 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£24,580.00
  • Offline donations£1,305.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£25,885.00
  • Gift Aid£6,002.05

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