Mark Menzies wants to find Fylde’s Woman of the Year

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WOMEN of Fylde – we need you?

Mark Menzies MP has teamed up with Lytham businesswoman Katie Fieldhouse in a bid to find Fylde’s Woman of the Year 2014.

Mr Menzies approached Katie, a past president of Fylde Soroptomist and Lytham St Annes Business and Professional Women, to help with the search to find one woman in Fylde who goes above and beyond for their community.

They may be high-flyers from the business community or selfless volunteers working tirelessly to help vulnerable members of the community; the Member of Parliament for Fylde and Miss Fieldhouse want to hear about their work.

Mr Menzies said: “I am delighted to be able to launch the search for Fylde’s Woman of the Year 2014.

“The contributions made by women in our society cannot be over-estimated and I come across people daily who are doing wonderful things in Fylde and beyond.

“I attend a number of business award events throughout the year and women are sometimes sadly still under-represented so this will give us the opportunity to even things out. I look forward to reading all the entries.”

Katie Fieldhouse added: “I was so pleased when Mark decided to launch this competition as I know a great number of women from Fylde who are doing some amazing work in many different fields.

“I hope we get a large number of entries as I know their friends and family are very proud of them and will agree that their efforts should be celebrated.”

Letters will soon be going out to local groups and organisations to encourage them to nominate women who they believe deserve special recognition.

The winner will then be picked by a panel of judges including Mr Menzies, Katie Fieldhouse, Lytham St Annes Express Women’s Editor Marion Ainge, Rev Richard Bundy of St Michael’s Church, Kirkham, and Pear Tree Specialist School headteacher Lesley Sullivan.

The award will then be handed out during a special luncheon for invited guests at the Clifton Arms Hotel, Lytham, in February.

Send your nominations to Mark Menzies MP, with envelopes addressed to Fylde Woman of the Year, the Office of Mark Menzies MP, 28 Orchard Road, Lytham St Annes, FY8 1PF. Nominees must live or work in Fylde.

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