Updated: Apr 27
BPW Galway is delighted to announce the return of the much anticipated and hugely popular Summer Lunch which will take place on Thursday May 19th in The Ardilaun Hotel.
The club’s flagship business networking event will feature guest speaker June Curtin from Snámhaí Sásta. Losing her husband to suicide when her children were aged just five and nine, June suffered badly from stress & anxiety. In her own words she says “I took to the sea one morning in June 2019 and I’ve never looked back. I am a daily sea swimmer & mental health advocate, I like to promote the benefits of sea swimming & the importance of minding your mental health”
June has gathered a huge online following of swimmers and supporters, some who join her for daily dips in Clare, others travel to meet her when she takes to the road on her swimming and advocacy adventures. Many people join the swims to enjoy the benefits of the open water, others taking comfort from the friendly smile from June and the sense of community and belonging that she has cultivated through her swimming and sharing her own personal journey.
Speaking about the Summer Lunch, BPW Galway President Annette Walsh said ‘ I am delighted the Summer Lunch is back in the diary this year, we have missed it and the opportunity to connect with and enjoy the company of many women throughout Galway who come together each year to mix, mingle and connect whilst supporting a local charity. I am thrilled to welcome June Curtin as our guest speaker to our event,her courage and bravery in the face of adversity are to be admired and I’m looking forward to her sharing her inspiring story with us on May 19th.”
The business lunch will commence with a drinks reception at 11:45am, followed by a 3-course sumptuous lunch with wine. MC on the day is BPW Galway Club Member Gerardine Lally. A charity raffle in support of Pieta promises a huge array of fantastic prizes. Entertainment will be provided by 4 Men and a Bass who are sure to get the afternoon fun into full swing.