Wexford Women in Business dig deep in refuge fundraiser

By Esther Hayden

Published 19/05/2015 | 00:00

In White's Hotel last week at the Wexford Women in Business Expo in aid of the Wexford Women's Refuge were Pauline Ennis, Antoinette Lynch, Denise Whitmore, Leanne Kehoe, Mary Millar, Mary Roche, Ursula Warren and Trudy Gore.
In White's Hotel last week at the Wexford Women in Business Expo in aid of the Wexford Women's Refuge were Pauline Ennis, Antoinette Lynch, Denise Whitmore, Leanne Kehoe, Mary Millar, Mary Roche, Ursula Warren and Trudy Gore.

There was a great turnout in White's Hotel last Tuesday as Wexford Women in Business set out to raise some much needed funds for the Wexford Women's Refuge.

Denise Whitmore of Wexford Women in Business said the event had been a fantastic success.

'We were absolutely delighted with how it went. It all came together really well. We have 30 businesses exhibiting on the day and over 100 people visited the expo so we were delighted with the turn out. We definitely raised over €1,000 for Wexford Women's Refuge but we are still finalising figures.'

The speakers on the day included John Sweeney, founder of the global Suspended Coffee Movement, Daniel Farinha, CEO of Shellac Nails LTD, and Danielle Serpico founder of the Blackbelt Mastermind. Their talks offered tips, motivation and advice to business start ups.

'We had some great speakers', said Denise 'who all gave their time freely in aid of the great cause.'

In addition to the keynote speakers there was also a number of workshops on the day.

Wexford Women in Business is a Facebook group for women starting out in business to share ideas and advice, while networking and raising awareness of their own brand. Set up in 2013 the Wexford Mammy's Facebook page is an online community for support and information for mothers.

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