Ladies Lunch Funds 5,000 Breakfasts For Children

The Town Foundation’s Ladies Lunch event raised enough money to serve another 5,000 breakfasts for children in the local area as over 180 ladies enjoyed a day full of fun, glitz and glamour.

The event, which was sponsored by Grand Central by Arriva, took place at the John Smith’s Stadium on Friday 30 November 2018 and has a great impact on the Club’s Early Kick-Off Breakfast Clubs.

The Town Foundation currently serves breakfasts in 34 schools around Kirklees and the wider community and ladies at the event have helped to ensure that more money has been raised to benefit them.

Ladies from the local area certainly enjoyed a fun filled day, which began with a glass of fizz on arrival and allowed them to learn more about how the Town Foundation supports the community

Not only did the event benefit breakfast clubs, it also helped businesses in the local area. 10 pop-up shops came to the event, including New With Tags, giving the ladies an exclusive chance to start their Christmas shopping early!

Alongside these shops, there was also a Foundation shop, which was ran by two Entrepreneurs. The pair, in the shop called ‘Bag Hooks For Breakfast’ sold table handbag hooks – an idea generated from a school business plan initiative. All the profit made from the store was donated straight into the Town Foundation Trust Fund.

Following this fabulous opportunity to get early presents, the Ladies sat down for a two-course lunch before taking part in an exciting ‘In For A Note’ game. Donning a sparkling, silver jacket, Sean Jarvis was the host and asked a series of Town Foundation related questions!

The winning lady, who was handed the prize of tickets for the Live Final of Britain’s Got Talent in 2019, then made the incredible announcement that she was willing for the Town Foundation to run an auction for the tickets, with all the proceeds benefiting the Foundation’s ‘Early Kick-Off Breakfast Clubs’ scheme.

Alongside this, a raffle also took place with a number of prizes donated by Club Partners, these included two tickets to see Take That at the John Smith’s Stadium, a £50 Umbro voucher and double Magnum of Champagne worth £150 donated by Lucas Lee.

Live music was provided throughout the event by Crimson Six who played a mix of rock, pop 80s, soul and funk, before DJ Gemz ended the night. The guests were on their feet until the very end!

The Town Foundation’s Head of Operations and Events, Julie Sheffield, commented:

“First of all, I am absolutely delighted that the money we raised from this event will be able to provide 5,000 breakfasts for children in our local area, it really does make a massive difference.

“I think everyone thoroughly enjoyed the event – it was certainly very glamorous!

“I would like to thank all of our Club Partners for donating gifts, the owners of the local stores for supporting the event and, of course, all the Town Foundation staff for helping to make this event possible.

“The event went that well that we’ve already had people enquiring about Ladies Lunch 2019, which is fabulous!”