07 February 2018

‘Calendar Girl’ to speak at ladies charity lunch

Tricia Stewart – the ever-popular and original ‘Calendar Girl – returns as guest speaker at Rennie Grove Hospice Care’s ladies charity lunch next month.

Rennie Grove provides care and support for adults and children diagnosed with cancer and other life-limiting illness and their families. Every year through its responsive 24/7 Hospice at Home service, Family Support services and the range of Day Services at Grove House in St Albans, the charity gives thousands of patients the choice to stay at home, surrounded by their families and friends.

Tricia Stewart

With an award-winning musical co-written by Gary Barlow – Calendar Girls the Musical - now touring the UK and receiving 5-star West End Reviews, the lunch will be a fantastic opportunity to catch up with Tricia and hear all about working with Gary as well as hearing first hand from the driving force behind the alternative Women’s Institute (WI) calendar that became a worldwide phenomenon.

The story of the ladies of the Rylstone & District WI inspired the hit film ‘Calendar Girls’ and its box office success brought international awareness of their cause which culminated in their initial fundraising target of £5,000 being smashed and reaching almost £5m for Leukaemia and Lymphoma research.

Calendar Girls has subsequently inspired hundreds of teams, organisations and groups to create their own naked calendars using ingenious methods to protect their modesty!

Rennie Grove Director of Fundraising & Marketing, Gillian Barnett, said: “Tricia is a hilarious speaker and we are delighted to welcome her back to our ladies charity lunch in March.  The lunch is a perfect way for friends, family and colleagues to enjoy a delicious lunch in an elegant venue whilst being entertained by Tricia’s incredible account of her unexpected success.”

Taking place from 12 noon until 3pm on Friday 16 March, the lunch includes a prosecco reception, two course meal with a glass of wine, coffee and truffles and an opportunity to win a fabulous raffle prize.

Ladies Lunch tricia

It is being held in the peaceful location of Chartridge Park Golf Club which overlooks wonderful views of the Chiltern Hills. Tables of ten or individual tickets are available at £45 per person. Visit the What’s On page on Rennie Grove’s website for full details and a link to the booking form; alternatively you can call 01442 890222 or email fundraising@renniegrove.org