Ladies Lunch

Friday, 12th of September 2025
Union Kirk, Aberdeen

Our inaugural Ladies Lunch, kindly headline sponsored by The Property Duo, took place at Union Kirk in Aberdeen on Fridy 16th September 2022 and raised an incredible £10,000!

With a focus on female empowerment, the room was full of 130 strong women who were all there to support girls and women in Kenya who, due to circumstance, do not have the same privileges and opportunities as many others do around the world.

Guests enjoyed prosecco, delicious canapes and lunch thanks to Union Kirk and were inspired by moving presentations from our brilliant compere Fiona Booth and guest speakers Lorraine Lee, Ali Maclachlan, Stef Dale and Jade Flannigan.  They were also entertained by fabulous singer Rhianne Armstrong and magician Neil McArthur.

We are also hugely grateful to all who attended the event, volunteers who helped on the day, the 5 local businesses who took a stall, Andrew and Brian for audio/visual support, Michal Wachucik of Aberdmedia for photography support and Kelly Bruce and the team at Union Kirk and the team at Union Kirk.

Every penny of the £10,000 raised will go towards:

- Paying the school fees of determined and talented girls who are out of school due to a lack of fees. It will also provide them with uniform, shoes, stationery, books, school meals and sanitary towels

- Improving the living conditions of girls who struggle to study due to lack of light and furniture to do their homework

- Starting and expanding farming business projects for inspiring women

- Develop our psychosocial support program which guides, supports and encourages children and their parents.  Lead by our social worker Serah, we aim to increase the capacity of the programme by employing a second support worker and adding several seminars and workshops to the calendar

Stef Paterson and Jade Flannigan, Directors of The Property Duo said: 
"We were delighted to be supporting the Gathimba Edwards Foundation Ladies Lunch, a hugely worthwhile cause that is close to our hearts- empowering women to be the best they can be, whatever their circumstances.
"Combined with our own passion for property, the foundation’s work really struck a chord with us. Learning how GEF are bettering children and families lives in Kenya through their great work in house building, it’s a privilege for us to be supporting the foundation".









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