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Ladies rally round to save inspirational literary lunch

A CELEBRATION of textbooks held on a yearly basis in Knutsford was in jeopardy until enterprises stepped in to save it.

Sue France has been keeping a literary lunch in October for the earlier nine years.

Final year’s function was hosted on-line and previously the lunch took location at The Belle Epoque moving to Larkspur Lodge in 2019.

Sue, who operates the Resourceful Connection in Cheshire networking group, claimed: “My yearly lunch experienced grown larger and larger and in the past I had sponsorship from the banks to support pay out the fees of functioning the proceedings on a grander scale.”

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This 12 months, after decreasing numbers to make the home additional Covid protected, she invited seven speakers but feared she would be unable to secure funding.

“When I did the figures I did not think I could afford to keep the occasion this 12 months,” she reported. “The banks experienced stopped sponsoring and I required some support.

“To my astonishment, associates of my business enterprise networking group stepped in and seven superb corporations paid out for the authors’ lunches and even the table flowers.

“The organizations had been mainly centered domestically but I also experienced enable from two other networking teams which were centered in Connah’s Quay and Llandudno.

“We had the most amazing day on my 73rd birthday at literary lunch selection 9 and I am so grateful for the enable from people awesome women who rallied round.”

Sue’s lunch provides together authors, editors and quite a few folks associated in the environment of textbooks for an afternoon of high-quality dining and visitor speakers.