LADIES CHARITY LUNCH - submitted by Sarah Winyard 

I organised my first Ladies Charity Lunch as Mayoress of Reigate & Banstead. I am happy to say it was a sell out.

We were hosted by Ciao Italia, a lovely Italian restaurant in Banstead Village, who provided a delicious three course meal for 142 women, it was a very lively & noisy event!

It started with bubbles on arrival & throughout the meal we had a guest speaker, games & a raffle. Our guest speaker was Marielle Wyse founder of high-end fashion brand Wyse London. She gave us an insight to her journey in starting the business, along with a fun fashion show. The afternoon was a great success, we raised over £5600 for the Mayors two charities, The Lucy Rayner Foundation & The Royal British Legion, which I know will be gratefully received.

A big thank you to the RREC Ladies who came to support, taking a whole table. They were certainly on the lucky table, as Lesley won two of the fabulous raffle prizes that had been generously donated by many of our local businesses. Great fun was had by all, so watch this space for a repeat next year for our two new charities