Women of Kent Luncheon
PUBLISHED: 17:59 02 August 2010 | UPDATED: 15:17 20 February 2013
The biennial Women of Kent Luncheon, which took place at the Ramada Hotel, Hollingbourne in aid this year of the charity The Kent Air Ambulance Trust, welcomed two inspirational speakers.
David Philpott, chief executive of the KAAT, spoke movingly on the theme 'Saving lives - Kent wide' and also made a surprise presentation
to Kate Chivers, who founded the Trust in 1989. Meanwhile, TV presenter and international businesswoman, Jill Cochrane, described the women
who have inspired her during her lifetime - from her mother to Indira Gandi.
The organisation celebrates the contribution made to the life of the county by women working in voluntary and professional roles. The
first Women of Kent Luncheon Committee was set up in 1969 under
the chairmanship of Alderman Amanda Goodchild and the presidency
of the then Lady Brabourne. Countess Mountbatten of Burma still
remains patron to this day.