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Cheshire Woman of the Year 2012 announced
Sue Bowen of Macclesfield was recently announced as the Cheshire Woman of the Year 2012 at a prestigious ceremony to celebrate women's personal courage, outstanding professional success or given service to their community.
The prestigious lunch was held in the Long Room, Eaton Park in Cheshire, with guests such as Lord Mayor of the City of Chester, Councillor Eleanor Johnson and ChildLine founder, Esther Rantzen CBE all attending. The annual event was the perfect opportunity to reward truly worthy women with the recognition they deserve and also helped to raise money for ChildLine, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
As the overall winner of the prestigious title of 'Cheshire Woman of the Year', Sue was presented with a silver salver. Speaking at the event, Sue commented: "I'm surprised and very honoured to be recognised as this year's Cheshire Woman of the Year. There are so many other very deserving women at the event, so to be chosen as the overall winner, makes it all the more special."
Around 100 nominations were received this year with nominees' achievements spanning from volunteering in local communities to extraordinary fundraising efforts and outstanding business efforts and mentoring.
Speaking at the ceremony, chair of the Cheshire Woman of the Year committee, Sylvia Cheater said: "I would like to congratulate Sue on being named Cheshire Woman of the Year 2012 for her professional success and making a real difference to her local community.
She continued: "The annual event is a celebration of all those wonderful women across Cheshire and the Wirral who contribute to their communities in so many ways and many are 'unsung heroines'. This is a way of paying tribute to all of them and giving them the recognition they deserve. Well done to all the nominees for all their tremendous achievements."
The Cheshire Woman of the Year award has been recognising women since 1985 and rewards truly outstanding women of Cheshire with the recognition they deserve and also raises money for the NSPCC. The funds raised through sponsorship will help end cruelty to children throughout Cheshire, the Wirral and across the UK.
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