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Stars come out for ceremony to celebrate women of influence

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Action For Children's annual event will take place online this year

The stars are set to come out for a charity's annual stellar event.

Rick Astley and Scottish band Texas are amongst of a host of guests at Action for Children’s Woman of Influence this weekend to raise money to support the charity’s work in Scotland.

This year’s instalment, sponsored by TAM Asset Management Ltd, will take place on Sunday (28 March) and features a headline performance from Texas as well as Britain’s Got Talent’s Edward Reid. The evening will also feature a musical contribution from Rick Astley and comedy from Elaine C Smith.

Over the last two decades, Action for Children’s Woman of Influence ceremony has recognised remarkable women in Scotland who have had an outstanding impact on society and are role models to the disadvantaged children, young people, and families the charity supports. Inspirational women such as Judy Murray OBE, Sarah Brown, Katherine Grainger DBE, Lorraine Kelly and others have been recognised at the same time as the event raised more than £1.4m to support Action for Children’s work in Scotland.

Paul Carberry, Action for Children director for Scotland, said: “For over 20 years, Woman of Influence has been one of the most popular events on our fundraising calendar and has raised £1.4m to support our work. This has made a life-changing difference to the lives of the many disadvantaged children, families, and young people we support across the country.

“Sadly, lockdown meant that last year’s event could not take place, but we’re pleased that the event will return this year with a special virtual event. We hope as many of you as possible can join on the night to raise money to support our work across Scotland.”

Eve Robertson, chair of Woman of Influence board, said “After missing out on holding our 20th anniversary lunch in 2020, we wanted to ensure we did something special this year to mark the event. By bringing together some of Scotland's leading performers and personalities we have created an evening of fun and entertainment as well as a platform to shine a light on the amazing and vital work that Action for Children is doing in Scotland when children and families need it most. We hope as many of our supporters past, present and future get involved and we look forward to seeing you in person at WOI 2022.”

More information and tickets can be found online.



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