This year’s North East Ladies Day Anniversary Luncheon took place on Wednesday 20th September 2017 at the prestigious Hardwick Hall Hotel and it was an amazing day, enjoyed by over 500 ladies.  This marked our 35th Annual Luncheon since NELD began in 1981.  The day was superbly hosted by Toyah Willcox who filled the room with laughter and joy throughout her entire talk.  Toyah gave the audience insight into her very successful acting and singing career, ending her speech with a live performance of It’s a Mystery.

Each of our ladies enjoyed a beautiful three course lunch and had the full day to shop and win prizes at over 20 different stalls.  Our Grand Prize Draw also offered over 15 ladies the opportunity to win a wonderful prize too.

Thanks to Barclaycard, we were able to donate a preliminary amount of £1000 to each of our charities on the day.  We will award the final donation at our charity presentation evening early in 2018.  This year all profit made from North East Ladies Day events will be donated to Butterfly Giving and Family Help Darlington CIO.

We want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped to make our 35th Annual Anniversary Luncheon a huge success.

Take a look at over 200 photos taken on the day by Carla Whittingham.  We look forward to seeing you at North East Ladies Day again on Wednesday 26th September 2018, more details will be revealed next year.