Special tea at Gov House for Pink Ladies


A FUNDRAISING tea organised by the Guernsey Soroptimists raised about £1,300 for the Pink Ladies. While similar events have been held in the past to raise funds for various groups including the breast cancer charity, this was the first time that the afternoon had been held at Government House.

Lady Corder is patron of both charities, and given her role she said it seemed a natural thing to do – and it also fitted in with the aim she shares with her husband, Lt-Governor Vice-Admiral Sir Ian Corder, of making Government House available to local groups.

Former Soroptimists president Karen Jagger said it had been intended to have the event during her presidential year, but that had not been possible.

Government House staff had prepared all the food for the afternoon, a wide variety of savoury and sweet pastries, and bubbly was also supplied to the guests.

Mrs Jagger said that the Soroptimists had expected to make a contribution towards the cost of the bubbly, but this was waived by Government House and all the funds went to the Pink Ladies.

While the guests were mainly members of the Soroptimists, including current president Shirley Marsh, Pink Ladies chairwoman Karen Leach was also in attendance. She said they were delighted to have been chosen as recipients of the money raised from the tea.

‘It’s such a lovely idea and such an honour to have been hosted at Government House,’ she said. ‘It’s really great for women to think of other women and to benefit other women.’


Photograph & article courtesy of the Guernsey Press and Star. Photograph : Soroptimists tea party at Government House in aid of the Pink Ladies. Left to right, Soroptimists last president Karen Jagger, current president Shirley Marsh and Lady Corder, with some of the cakes and savouries made by Government House staff. (19900752)

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