Ladies Day – September 2022

Sponsored by Pepperell’s Solicitors 

Event information

Location: The Hilton Gateshead, Newcastle  

Date: 30 September 2022 

Time: 10am – 4pm  

Theme: Ladies Day  

Dress code: Sparkle - no such thing as being overdressed!

Event programme

10am – 12pm Arrival drinks, expo, and networking

12pm – 1pm Lunch: two course meal

1pm – 1.15pm Catered Coffee Break

1.15pm – 1.30pm Feel good session with Estee Lauder

1.30pm – 2.30pm Panel Discussion and Q&A

2.30pm – 2.45pm 15 min break, last chance to buy your raffle prizes

2.45pm – 3.30pm Auction and Raffle

3.30pm Closing words, party to move on to the bar


Hosted in September during World Alzheimer’s Month, this Ladies Day event sponsored by Pepperell’s Solicitors in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK, is the perfect luncheon!

Taking place in Newcastle, 30 September, this event combines networking and women’s health, with auctioning, fashion, music, and of course a glass of fizz complementary to all attendees!

The day will include an expo from local businesses in Newcastle, as well as a raffle and a silent auction where amongst other items we are raffling an Overnight stay for 2 at the Hilton Gateshead Newcastle, a Dyson product and a magnum bottle of wine, as well as auctioning an exclusive VIP day behind the scenes at Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Factory for two – the perfect early Christmas Gift for you and your partner!

Part of the program will also be a panel discussion hosted by Caroline Theobald from the Power of Women. Guest speakers are Lucy Squance, a director from Alzheimer’s Research UK and Sharon MacArthur, known as Miss Menopause. They are joined by the Lady Mayor of Gateshead, Councillor Dot Burnett CBE who will share insight into the work done locally in government as well as Nieve Morrison from the Power of Women. The panel will discuss the latest research on women and dementia, how they are affected by it as well as sharing practical tips on how you can lower your own risk of dementia throughout your lifetime.

For more information on the statistics of women and dementia, please read our news story.

For more information or any questions regarding the Newcastle event please email Sara Hoxhaj and Sarah Gray.

Our panel

Lucy Squance

Lucy is the Director of Supporter-led Fundraising at Alzheimer’s Research UK (ARUK). Lucy joined ARUK six years ago and has a fundraising career spanning nearly 20 years. She’s responsible for mass fundraising through enabling individuals, communities, and companies to support ARUK through their own talents and passions. Lucy is excited to be joining us at Ladies’ Day and looks forward to meeting as many of you as possible at the event.

“We know from cancer, heart disease and COVID-19, that research can deliver breakthroughs that change and save lives. Now is the time for that breakthrough moment in dementia. It’s about protecting future generations so you and I and our children won’t have to face this awful fate.”

Sharon MacArthur

Miss Menopause has been created to fill the void of educational services needed by working women as they reach the menopause.

All reproducing women will go through the menopause with the average age being 51, however symptoms may begin many years before. Mental health issues can often arise due to menopause as well as a host of other symptoms. Everyone could be impacted by menopause in some way so best practice is to include everyone.

Miss Menopause was formed over 4.5 years ago in response to the lack of information about menopause in the workplace.

Dot Burnett

Councillor Dot Burnett will serve as Gateshead’s Mayor for the upcoming year having also fulfilled this role over the last 12 months.

Councillor Burnett said "It has been an absolute honour to be Mayor of Gateshead over the last year and to be able to represent Gateshead, where I’ve lived most of my life. However due to the pandemic it hasn’t always been possible to meet as many people as I would have liked so I’m delighted to have been given this opportunity once again and I can’t wait to get out and about across the borough to see all of the amazing things we have happening.”

Nieve Morrison

Nieve Morrison is the marketing officer for the Power of Women campaign.

The POW campaign aims to shift and lift the visions of and create equal opportunities for young girls in the Tees Valley. Nieve believes in dementia research as she has a history of the disease in her family and can see the effects it has on people and more so their families.

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