Celebrating the achievements of women

Enjoy a brilliant day out full of incredible women at this year’s Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards on Friday 12th May whilst supporting Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice.

The prestigious event, which has been around for over 30 years, celebrates the achievements of women across the region in eight categories: Business, Education, Young Achiever, Sport, Jane Tomlinson Courage Award and the Community Impact Award, Arts, Science and Technology.

Mary Campbell, Head of Hospice Fundraising at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, said: ‘This is a brilliant and very popular event which celebrates inspirational women across Yorkshire. Come along and enjoy the celebrations whilst having an opportunity to reward staff and thank clients.’’

The event will be full of incredible stories which showcase the differences women make, whether in the community or professionally. Stories from women such as Stephanie Burras CBE, who has been nominated for a community award for her work with local businesses and schools. Stephanie founded Ahead Partnership which creates and delivers solutions to improve society and make a positive impact. Further to this she also launched an annual programme of activities called ‘Make the Grade’ which helps schools and businesses work together to inspire, motivate and raise the aspirations of young people.

Through Ahead Partnership’s education programme over 55,000 young people in Yorkshire, Birmingham, London and Tees Valley have had the opportunity to learn from business leaders and improve their skills and aspirations with interactive hands-on experience of the working world. Thanks to this programme students feel more prepared for the world of work, are more aware of career choices and have increased confidence and self-belief.

Stephanie said: “I’m thrilled to be nominated for such a prestigious award along with so many brilliant women in Yorkshire. These awards are a fantastic opportunity to recognise the important work that women right across the region are contributing to society in the name of the wonderful volunteering pioneer Lady Ryder.”

Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice provides incredible care to patients and their families with life-changing conditions. The prestigious Yorkshire Women of Achievement Awards have helped support the hospice for over thirty years and last year the event raised over £50,000.

This year’s Women of Achievement event takes place at New Dock Hall, the Royal Armouries, Leeds, on Friday 12th May. Tickets cost £60 each and £550 for a table of ten.

Tickets are being sold individually or in tables of ten – please contact the fundraising team on 0113 278 7249 or go the website at www.sueryder.org/YWOA to purchase them.