Janet Street-Porter CBE helps raise £57,000 at Norwood Ladies Lunch

28 September 2016

More than 200 guests joined journalist and broadcaster Janet Street-Porter CBE, at Kinloss Synagogue, Finchley to raise £57,000 for Norwood at its annual Ladies Lunch.

The generosity of donors will help the charity continue to deliver its life-changing services to vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and adults with learning disabilities.

Janet gave a frank and often humorous talk, where she stressed the importance of being charitable. She said: "There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious, but this cannot be at the expense of others. Focusing on just yourself will never bring you true happiness’

Guests also heard from Michelle, who was supported by Norwood after becoming an orphan at just 13 years old.

Michelle said: "I’m now 21 years old, have a good job with real prospects, and live in my own flat. Norwood has helped me come such a long way from the 13-year-old girl who found herself an orphan eight years ago. Without a doubt, Norwood’s support led me to where I am today."

Katherine Isaacs, Ladies Lunch committee Co-Chair said; ‘We are delighted that this year’s event was such a success, and know that the money we raised today will make a significant difference to the lives of people Norwood supports."

Jo Rosenthal, Ladies Lunch Committee Co-Chair said; "The Ladies Lunch is such a great event – it appeals to people from all sections of the community."