Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Women with a Touch of Glass

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Women with a Touch of Glass

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GOOD works by the women of the North East will once again be celebrated.

The Journal's sister paper, the Chronicle, has its own charity the Sunshine Fund which supports children with disabilities in the North East.

The 2016 Sunshine Fund Glass Slipper Awards, the fourth year they will have been held, will as ever celebrate the contribution of women in our region.

They were launched at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead, supporters of the awards which are sponsored by Newcastle solicitors Hay and Kilner.

Nominations across seven categories are invited from today - visit website www.sunshine-fund.org to download a form.

They are Best Newcomer, Lifetime Achievement Award, North East Champion, Woman of the Year, Young Achiever, Outstanding Business Leader, and Woman in the Community.

Nominations will close this Friday, following which a panel of five judges will sift through the entries.

They will shortlist three women in each category.

All shortlisted women will then attend a ceremony at Hilton Newcastle Gateshead on Friday, February 26 from 12pm to 3pm, at which the winners will be announced.

All money raised through the awards will aid the Sunshine Fund's work.

Clare Savory, head of fundraising at the Sunshine Fund, said: "We are delighted that Hay & Kilner are sponsoring this year's Glass Slipper Awards. Many thanks to the support of the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead.

"This is the forth year of the event and it has grown year on year. It is fantastic that we are able to celebrate the amazing achievements of ladies in the North East.

"To nominate, please visit our website www.sunshine-fund.org to download the application form. All money raised from the event will be supporting children with disabilities in the North East."

Alison Hall, partner at Hay & Kilner, said: "We have been very proud supporters of the Sunshine Fund for many years and the wonderful work they do in the North East. …

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