Jul 26, 2012

Variety Vixens launch event

Who says you can’t mix business and pleasure?  The Variety Vixens, a newly established group of professional ladies within the financial community, raised £1,150 for the Variety Club at its inaugural event, a Champagne Afternoon Tea last month.

Following a lunch-time meeting with Lyn Staunton, Development Director, the Variety Vixens group was born.  As Lyn explains: “Variety are amazed that such busy and professional ladies have chosen to give up their most valuable time to change the lives of children less fortunate than others.  The name Variety Vixens was chosen to reflect the groups’ activities: V – Variety, I – Invites, X – Excellent, E – Eligible, N – New, S – Supporters”.

The first event was organised by Joanne Booth from Cerberus Group, Paula Castle and Nicola Brooks from Leonard Curtis Business Solutions and Fiona Parkinson from Close Brothers Invoice Finance, all keen networkers who wanted to raise funds for a worthy cause at the same time.

Held at Great John Street Hotel, the Ladies Champagne Afternoon Tea was attended by 50 ladies who networked, socialised, shopped; buying a selection of goodies from Jo Malone, House of Fraser, Benna Accessories, Angel Reader, Aveda & Origins.  Raffle prizes included Hotel accommodation, restaurant meals, shopping vouchers and wine.

All profits, £1,150, have been donated to the Variety Children’s Charity and funds go towards their annual Children’s Christmas Party for disabled and disadvantaged children in the Northwest region, to be held at the Palace Hotel in early December.

The event will be back on 3rd October , by popular request when the ladies hope to raise even more money for the Variety Club.