Committee

These are the people that work tirelessly behind the scenes to make every event Ladies who Rock organises a success


Alison Morgan

Alison Morgan

The ability to reflect and re-invent yourself or your business is something that is an incredibly important asset and this year marks change for our annual Ladies Who Rock event. We are at a stunning new venue at the Boiler Shop in Newcastle's Stephenson Quarter, a modern, trendy venue which will be a fabulous setting for our day. Those of you who are our loyal supporters will also notice a change in our chosen charities this year and we will not only be supporting one charity but three. We have introduced a new way of deciding the charities we support with the founder and our two main sponsors each choosing a charity that will benefit from the proceeds of this year's event. I am proud that we have chosen three charities who contribute tremendously to the North East and I would encourage you to have a look at our LWR 2017 Charities Page for more information on the fantastic work that they do.

While it is important to look forward, you should always respect where you have come from and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved with the Ladies Who Rock events in previous years. Most notably, I would like to say a huge thank you to Helen Roseberry who, after 5 years, has stepped down from the committee to focus on her work at Ramside Hall Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort. Helen has been with us since we started Ladies Who Rock and her contribution and generosity has been amazing. I'm delighted that Helen will continue to support us with a watching brief and hope that she will enjoy Ladies Who Rock as a guest in future. Last year was our most successful fundraising event yet and we raised a staggering amount for the Prince's Trust and it would be amazing to beat that this year. I would like to re-state my gratitude to everyone at the Prince's Trust and our home for the last 3 years, the Biscuit Factory, you have all been extremely supportive and made Ladies Who Rock what it is today.

I hope that you all like our new venue and our chosen charities and that this year's Ladies Who Rock event is another one to remember. My final and most important thanks, as always is reserved for you ladies and the few gentlemen that continue to support us and our event. It has been said many times before but we could not do this without you and your incredible generosity showing that we in the North East are a truly strong region and home to some inspirational people and the committee hope to repay that generosity by putting on a great day for you again this year for LWR 2017.
Ann Crombie

Ann Crombie

On retiring from the Fashion Industry after 30 years of retailing, manufacturing and consulting I was approached by The Prince's Trust to join their team of mentors. Only then did I discover what an important and diverse role The Prince's Trust has to play in the future of so many young people and I feel honoured to have been able to play a small part in some of their progress.

I am now helping with the amazing GET INTO programme which in the last year has helped over 6.000 young people in the UK unlock their potential and secure jobs.
This programme is run in conjunction with major U.K. companies in all fields from customer services, retail , hospitality and media to construction and technology and is only one of the number of wonderful programmes on offer by the Trust to give young people a start who would otherwise for one reason or another not been given the chance that you and I have had in life.

I am delighted to be part of the LADIES WHO ROCK fundraising committee. We have played an important role in ensuring the continuation of The Prince's Trust activities in the North of England and I am sure that together we will help many young people to reach their potential and fulfil their dreams. Thank you all for your support. have a great day and ROCK Newcastle !
Lynn Bushell

Lynn Bushell

Here we go Ladies.

Another year for the Ladies Who Rock; a new venue, a new focus and all on the unluckiest day of the year. Bring it on! We have never shied away from a challenge and we don’t intend to start now.
Being bold and unafraid to transform are characteristics I embrace and admire in others. Over the years Ladies Who Rock have helped to change attitudes and mindsets, and in doing so have made a difference to the lives of young people. Our work with the Princes Trust has been inspirational and I applaud their great work. This year we are supporting more people to do great things, people who inspire and enrich lives across our region. With our patronage they can accelerate the pace of change and help transform communities of all ages. The phenomenal impact made by small charities on local communities is truly uplifting and have a massive impact.

I am proud to remain part of this fantastic, hard working group of women, who inspire me at every turn. The success of Ladies Who Rock has nothing to do with luck!
Matt Lee Alliston

Matt Lee Alliston

Having been the Master of Ceremonies the first Ladies Who Rock, it is still an honour to be associated with the event and be part of an amazing committee.

I am a typical man - I used to turn up on the day and do my thing! I used to think 'WOW, haven’t they done well? All this ... organised a week or so before hand, and they make it great every year!' Little did I know ….. ?!?

The work that these ladies (and gents!) do every year is unimaginable - the hours are relentless - and who would have thought that you could have a 30 minute discussion over what colour the table napkins should be?

I am thrilled to be on the committee keeping all these lovely ladies in check! The North East will always hold a dear place in my heart as the place where my wife and I's business started. To be able to give something back to the many inspiring people that Ladies Who Rock helps will go a little way towards what we all can do together! Days like today are always the beginning of something so much bigger than we ever imagine or realise.

So from this man who hopes to rock, Ladies ... let’s rock on!!!
Judith Graziani

Judith Graziani

I was delighted to be asked to become part of the Ladies Who Rock Committee as they are such a fabulous bunch who work tirelessly to create a fantastic day out for all you Ladies Who really do Rock !!!

I am very proud to be part of a team who can continue to support those in need in the North East.
Hayley Morgan

Hayley Morgan

Tracy McCoull

Tracy McCoull

Jenny Butler

Jenny Butler

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