A FORMER international show jumper from Stratford is raising money for the Shakespeare Hospice.
Dame Emma Jane Brown retired from the sport after a 20 year-long career and turned her attention to working as a charity ambassador.
And the mother-of-two is now setting up a ladies club in Warwickshire while fundraising for the Startford-based hospice.
The free to join club will kick off with Ladies Night on Thursday February 16 at 6.15pm at Hall’s Croft.
Emma will host a banqueting evening for 30 ladies who will be given a guided tour of the historic house before sitting down to dinner, plus entertainment from singer Andrew James.
She said: “I am planning some super events that combine entertainment, self-improvement and good food and wine, all centred around Stratford that are designed to appeal to mums, divorcees, widows, and businesswomen. The events will be unpretentious and good fun.
“The Ladies Night at Hall’s Croft will give my guests the opportunity to soak up the history of Tudor England and savour the legacy that Shakespeare bestowed upon us. Halls’ Croft is part of the fabric of Shakespeare’s life in Stratford.
“It will also help raise funds for my chosen local charity – the Shakespeare Hospice which does invaluable work in the community.”
Warwick Castle and The Arden Hotel will host future Ladies Nights.
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