The BWN business women are tireless supporters of charity.
It never ceases to amaze us that busy business women with busy lives find the time to raise money for charities too. Not just raising money, but raising the profile of the charities so that more can be done to help more people. We love that attitude and to celebrate that we have created this page to showcase the latest endeavours of our fabulous business women members.
This page is dedicated to the lovely Stella Bradbrook. Stella was a member of our Essex BWN events since our launch in 2009.
Incredibly sadly, Stella lost her battle with Cancer April 2015 and Farleigh Hospice played a big part in her care. Stella was a genuinely brilliant networker and business woman always asking how she could help you in your business. Offering support and helping to promote what you were doing. Stella will be greatly missed and so we launch this page to honour all fabulous business women that go that extra mile.
In 2011 and 2013 The BWN created Nude Calendars and have calendar for charity front image Mandie Holgate raised over £8000 for Farleigh. Every business women that was involved with the calendars didn’t just step out of their comfort zones they jumped so far out of their comfort zones they couldn’t see it any more!
Jenny Sjollema, Owner of PA Angels, has recently done a 300ft bungee jump to raise money for
Farleigh Hospice as part of their £50 Business Challenge in Essex.
Jenny commented that she could see the crane from the M25 as they drove into Windsor Bray. “Goodness me, that looks a long way up”, her husband said.
Having done a skydive last year and winning the Most Daring Trophy, Jenny felt she had to do something equally crazy!
Essex BWN member Liz Standley from Travel Counsellors
Thank you to all the ladies at the BWN this year that have booked travel/holidays through me. Don’t forget I am proud to be supporting the Colchester and Tendring Woman’s Refuge, our charity of the year, by donating £10 for every booking made in 2017 by any BWN member. £40 raised so far! Let’s get some more money raised! So if you are looking at any travel plans I will be at the June and July Colchester event and be exhibiting at The Big Summer Event on the 19th July. Or pick up the phone and give me a call! 01206 809540. Liz Standley, Travel Counsellors
Our South Essex Coordinator not only jumped out of a plane for Jenny PA Angels Mud runFarleigh’s Hospice, Jenny Sjollema from PA Angels and About My Area Maldon & Chelmsford is now taking part in the Maldon Mud Run raising money for the RNLI Lifeboats.
Sarah Thomas from Jewellers Made By Plum created “My Heart” Rose Quartz and Sterling Silver bracelet in memory of her father who was cared for by Farleigh’s Hospice donating £5 of every purchase to the charity.
It is a stunning bracelet and The BWN support Sarah in her aim to raise money for Farleigh’s.You can learn more about why Farleigh’s Hospice means so much to Sarah and purchase your beautiful bracelet here.
Here Jenny Animashaun from our Halstead and Braintree events who owns JA Business Services talks about her passion for our charity of the year. It’s a truly inspiring story and we hope to help many more that have experienced similar stories. If we can signpost or support you please do get in touch. Read the full story here.
We are always impressed with how very busy business women make the time for others. Here Jayne Lloyd shares her passion for a new project that could help you get rid of your old phones and cameras and do some good in the process. H
Read more here about corporate photographer, Jayne Lloyd who is Project Manager at photography organisation Shutter Hub, who have launched #CameraAmnesty to support Accumulate, an inspirational enterprise helping young homeless people to develop their confidence and self-worth through creativity.
It occurred to us at Shutter Hub that between us we have a few old cameras or even mobile phones with good cameras gathering dust and not worth very much on eBay, and we’re sure other people might too. What if we donated these to Accumulate so that people like Eric could continue to develop their skills and keep taking photos?
All business women that attend our events we would love to share your endeavours here on this page, and if you have already supported charities this year and are unable to financially get involved, as Julie Sawyer from Farleigh’s Hospice taught us, just being able to spread the word is greatly appreciated, so a tweet, a mention on social media or in your next newsletter would be fabulous, thank you.
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