The 2020 lunch will be held on Friday 24th April at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow.
This year’s charity is Bowel Cancer UK in Scotland. More information will follow shortly. All funds raised from the 2020 Women of Scotland Lunch will directly fund Bowel Cancer UK’s ‘Improving Surgery, Saving Lives Appeal’. This appeal will establish Scotland’s first-ever Colorectal Cancer Surgical Research Chair in partnership with the world-renowned Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd). This post will help to ensure that bowel cancer patients have access to surgical clinical trials, receive the best possible surgical treatment and over the longer term can benefit from improved surgical outcomes. Together we can help stop people dying of bowel cancer.
The speakers for the 2020 lunch are being finalised but we are delighted to confirm we will have: Deborah James (@bowelbabe), who was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer at the age of 35, will speak about her diagnosis and treatment. Having recently been in the news for being declared ‘cancer free’, Deborah is an inspirational and remarkable woman, as well as being a BBC presenter, and former deputy head teacher.
Dame Susan Rice DBE, Chair of Scottish Water and Business Stream, was previously the first woman to head up a UK clearing bank, Lloyds TSB. A highly eminent and capable woman, Susan has also been a Director of the Bank of England, Chair of 2020 Climate Group and numerous other directorships and chairs.
The event is strictly by invitation only and invitations will be mailed or emailed at the end of February. If you can’t attend but would like to donate to this worthwhile cause, we will have a Just Giving page soon.