Committee

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


Alison Morgan - Patron

Alison Morgan - Patron

A 40th birthday is a significant and sometimes and emotional event. It’s a time when we reflect on what we have achieved and what is yet to come. 40 is a number where we often believe we should have ‘arrived’ in life, when we finally achieve the demanding expectations we placed upon ourselves when we were younger.

When I reflect on my life I sometimes wonder if I should have done things differently. In doing so I look at the challenges I have faced and the tools I used to forge my resolute path onward and I am indebted to the guidance of the people I met along the way.

Life right now is pretty good and I have a few accomplishments under my belt, but I have grown to realise that giving a part of your time to do something that benefits you in no way, shape or form keeps you grounded and thankful for what you have. When you do something just out of the goodness of your heart and expect nothing at all in return, you feel better about life no matter what is going on.

It is a privilege to undertake another Ladies Who Rock event and in doing so celebrate the 40th year of the Prince’s Trust who, with our support can continue to help vulnerable young people to evaluate their lives, do things differently and to look to the future.
Ann Crombie - Prince's Trust Mentor

Ann Crombie - Prince's Trust Mentor

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 which, after only the fourth event, has gained enormous momentum with an already loyal following. It is playing 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

When Ladies Who Rock hosted their first event for the Prince’s Trust in 2012 I knew we had something special. Our volunteer committee worked hard to make sure the day was a success. We pooled our skills, contacts and experience and called in every favour owed to raise funds for the charity and make sure our guests enjoyed themselves from start to finish.

Afterward, and reflecting upon the success of that day I came to realise what I had learnt from the experience. My perspective of the work undertaken by the Prince’s Trust was profoundly changed by listening to the inspiring young ambassador, the enthusiasm of our guests, the help of volunteers and the seemingly limitless generosity of the celebrity ambassador Mr Jeff Banks who drove from London to Newcastle to be with us. He listened, spoke passionately and with humour, purchased an auction lot and donated his family crest gold cufflinks before driving back to London ready to travel to Japan the following day! I was blown away by the motivation of individuals to make a difference.

Since then I have met many young ambassadors and heard of their journeys. I have seen and celebrated their successes. I have listened to celebrity ambassadors and realise their motivations, I understand how each contribution, no matter how small influences the larger cause. And so I continue to work with the Ladies Who Rock toward a common goal and in return I am humbled, inspired and satisfied.
Helen Roseberry

Helen Roseberry

I am extremely honoured to serve on the committee of Ladies who Rock and to have the opportunity to raise funds for the vital work The Prince’s Trust does in North East England.

I’ve enjoyed a rich and interesting career working in the fashion industry and the family business of hospitality, where I am now a director at Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club.

Throughout my career, I’ve seen firsthand the power of providing young people with a start and an opportunity to succeed. This is what The Prince’s Trust does and it’s invaluable to young people not in education, training or employment and for those leaving the care system.

I’m excited to be part of such a dynamic group of women who work together to provide a helping hand to the young people of this great region.


Helen Cadzow

Helen Cadzow

I have taken a table at every Ladies who Rock lunch event and I was absolutely honoured when I was asked to be a member of the fundraising committee. At each event that I have attended, I have been completely moved by the testimonies of some of the incredible young adults that The Prince's Trust has helped.

I have travelled a great deal in my career and continually grown through the help, support and love of my wonderful family and friends and some incredible mentors along the way.
My roots have always been very firmly in the North East and I am delighted to now have an opportunity to give something back to the region that made me who I am today, through the fantastic opportunities that The Prince's Trust gives to those who have not had the start in life and support that I have benefited from.
Matt Lee Alliston

Matt Lee Alliston

Having been the Master of Ceremonies for the last 3 years at Ladies Who Rock, I was honoured when I was asked last year to join the 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 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 and The Prince's Trust will always hold a dear place in my heart as without them, my wife and I’s business would not exist. To be able to give something back to the many inspiring young people that The Prince's Trust 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 realize.

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

Zoe Mulvenna

It is my great privilege to work for The Prince’s Trust. During my time at The Trust, I have had the opportunity to work with so many inspiring people, from the amazing young people we support, to our fabulous supporters, staff and volunteers, who make it all possible.

One such group of fabulous and extremely glamorous supporters I have had the great pleasure of working with, are the Ladies Who Rock committee. They are the driving force behind this event and fantastic to work with, full of energy, ideas and enthusiasm. It has been a joy to watch the Ladies Who Rock event go from strength to strength over the past few years.

All net proceeds raised from Ladies Who Rock are used to support disadvantaged young people in the North East. Many of the young people The Prince’s Trust helps are in or leaving care, facing issues such as homelessness or mental health problems or have been in trouble with the law. The Prince’s Trust programmes are designed to give those young people the practical and financial support needed to stabilise their lives. Last year The Prince’s Trust supported just under 4,000 young people in this region alone.

Without the support of the Ladies Who Rock committee, those who attend the event, sponsor the event and donate prizes to be used in our auction etc, this would not be possible.

Your support does truly make a difference to the lives of young people right here in the North East. Ladies (and gents) you really do rock!
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 recently went along to the Princes Trust 40th Anniversary and was blown away with the fact that over 40 years Prince Charles has orchestrated 825,000 underprivileged children into careers who would have otherwise gone down the wrong path through no fault of their own.This really sent it home to me how important the charity is and what a huge difference it makes to the lives of these individuals the Trust helps.

I am very proud to be part of a team who can continue to support disadvantaged children in the North East.
Harvey Morgan

Harvey Morgan

While the observant ones amongst you will note that I don't have all the assets of lady who rocks, I have been an enthusiastic supporter of the work both Ladies Who Rock and the Prince's Trust promote.

Having spent my career to date supporting and treating some of the most vulnerable people in our society, I completely endorse any opportunity to provide a lifeline to those who are in need most. I am consistently amazed by the string of young ambassadors the Trust has helped in its 40 years, particularly those who are local. We constantly claim we are a region that is left behind but with the young people that I've met along the way and the fabulous collection of ladies I meet each year at our annual event, I see very little evidence of the North East being left behind, quite the opposite.

It was an honour to be asked to support the work of the committee and it's a role that I relish taking on. Having worked in the health service, I am totally accustomed to being surrounded by female dominance and committees so hopefully I can take our committee in my stride!

Ladies Who Rock has evolved significantly since its inception and we couldn't have done it without your unwavering support. Thank you to all and I look forward to seeing you in October.
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