Caroline Watson, C0-founder of Progressive Women, writes about the success of our first fundraising event
Tuesday evening, I literally laughed until I cried. I swear I must have burnt more calories laughing than I would have if I had spent an hour in the gym. I was lucky enough to be at Progressive Women’s first ever fundraising event, and what an event it turned out to be.
A few months ago, at one of our planning sessions, one of my fellow Progressive Women said ‘my boyfriend asked if we ever do anything fun’. Obviously I was insulted as I think everything we do is fun! But we decided to prove to the wider world that feminism can be fun. We also really wanted to showcase some exceptionally funny female comics (and feminist men), as we are well aware that most stand up shows have, if any, one token female. Our final motivation was to raise money for our spring leadership conference (watch this space for more details).
We were absolutely delighted to have a stellar line up starring our fabulous compere Tiernan Douieb, Lou Sanders, Chris Coltrane, Jess Fostekew, Bridget Christie, Tamar Broadbent, Ann Donomey, Blod Jones, Amy Howerska, and Kate Smurthwaite. Thank you to all of the performers, who made it an absolutely fantastic evening and a resounding success.
In total we have raised over £950 and we’re so grateful to everyone who attended and those who worked to make the evening so incredible.
Save the date: 11th May for our spring women’s leadership conference with keynote speaker Rt Hon Dame Tessa Jowell MP. If you would like to contact Progressive Women regarding sponsorship opportunities for our spring leadership conference please email firstname.lastname@example.org.