Published On: Mon, Nov 11th, 2013 at 7:19am

Women of Scotland Luncheon 2014

The organising committee have announced that the 2014 Women of Scotland Luncheon will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on 9 May 2014 starting at 12.30 and funds raised will be awarded to Bobath Scotland Cerebral Palsy Therapy Centre.

The organisation is now well underway for next year’s lunch when almost 400 women will be invited to enjoy a day of socialising with friends,  entertaining speeches while raising funds for a very worthwhile cause at the same time.

Well-known journalist and former BBC news and Children in Need presenter, Viv Lumsden, has taken on the role of Honorary Chair for the next three years.  Following her appearance at the 2013 lunch when she introduced the speakers and charity representatives with professional flair, the committee were keen to secure her services which she has kindly agreed to do.

Now retired from broadcasting, Viv still pops up on radio from time to time and occasionally works in the corporate world, hosting business conferences where she is well known for her lively handling of an audience. She also keeps her hand in with voice-overs and commentaries.

Green MSP Alison Johnstone has confirmed she will speak at the lunch. As a keen cyclist and former champion runner, she will be a very appropriate guest at the lunch being held in the year when Glasgow hosts the Commonwealth Games. Alison is one of only two Green MSPs at Holyrood, and speaks out on a wide range of matters from cycling safety to rogue property developers.

The committee has chosen Bobath Scotland Cerebral Palsy Therapy Centre as the beneficiary of the 2014 lunch.

This is a small charity which helps around 100 children and 20 adults with cerebral palsy and their families, each year. Their aim is to achieve practical goals for their clients and help to promote independent living skills.

This year, the Glasgow-based charity is celebrating its 18th birthday and they intend using the funds raised from the lunch as a Birthday Fund to be used specifically for families from across Scotland  who have no access to any other funding. Thecharity has its HQ at Port Dundas where their building has therapy space and room to run training courses for health practitioners.

The charity Spinal Injuries Scotland received £22,000 as a donation from Women of Scotland Luncheon Committee following the very successful 2013 lunch.

The next Women of Scotland Luncheon Committee meeting will be held at the Radisson Blu Glasgow today when the new Honorary Chair  will join the committee for a working lunch.

For more information on Bobath have a look at their website.

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