Edwina Currie helped raise funds for women’s reproductive health charity, Wellbeing of Women, at a recent benefit held in the city.
The guest speaker, a former member of parliament, gave a talk on ‘being careful what you wish for’ at the Sheffield Cricket Lovers’ Society charity lunch, held at Baldwin’s Omega Restaurant earlier this week.
She advised attendees that ‘things don’t always turn out as well as we expected’ before leading a lively discussion about politics, Trump and Brexit. The lunch also included an auction, raffle and a number of fundraising games.
Angela Scarfe, chairman of the Wellbeing of Women Sheffield branch - one of a number of charities that benefitted from funds raised at the lunch - said: “We are very grateful to Sheffield Cricket Lovers’ Society for their continued support of Wellbeing of Women. The monies raised at this lunch will be used to fund cutting edge research into women’s reproductive health to improve the health of women and babies.
“We were delighted to welcome back Edwina Currie, who is an old friend of Wellbeing of Women, and first supported the charity back in 1997 when she came to give a fundraising talk around her first book.
Tina Weaver, acting chief executive of Wellbeing of Women, said, “Without the amazing support of our branches, we would be unable to fund people and projects to improve treatments and better support women. Together we’re making a real difference for women and their families.”