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Ask the Experts & Springfield Fundraiser


Thursday 15th November
Lakeland Sofa Company (above colcktower electrics in Milthorpe)
20 Beetham Road, Milnthorpe, LA7 7QR

We are delighted to announce we are holding a special LBN ‘Ask the Experts’ event with the aim of raising donations for LBN chosen charity Springfield Women’s Refuge (more about this in a moment!)

So what is an Ask the Experts event? LBN members from various business backgrounds will form a business surgery for all members and guests. Simply visit your preferred expert; ask your business problem or question and gain their opinion and expert advice. You can visit one or all of the experts – it’s up to you! There will also be time for a chat and networking at this event (there are sofas!)

Experts and their topics include:

Karen Bentley-Brown: Purposeful Plans for a Positive Impact – as a Business Development Consultant Karen will be on hand to talk about how to plan and embed ethical values in your business. Whether are aiming to reach more customers, launch a new product or service, recruit new staff, get more publicity or just increase your profit Karen can help you develop a purposeful plan for a positive impact.

Zoë Dawes: Want to align your Mind, Body and Spirit and be happier in your life? Zoë will be available to discuss finding the balance between the way you live and work, and find a solutions to any problems (work or otherwise) you may have.

Angela Favell: in a follow-up to Angela’s popular book-keeping workshop Angela will be available to answer all the questions you didn’t get a chance to ask during the workshop!

Carole Greenland: Carole had so much fun dressing LBN members up at the last meeting she is offering to do it again! Carole will be on hand to discover the perfect neckline for your face shape. She will also answer any questions you didn’t get a chance to ask.

Claire Steele: Ever felt that your Social Media Profile and Images don’t look as good as your peers? Claire will be on hand to discuss what images to choose, where to source them, and how to make them fit into the ever changing social media platform sizes!

Joanne Withers: As a photographer Joanne knows how to make her business look visually appealing through photography. Ask Joanne on how to take the best photos for your website, social media or maybe even products.

Now the fundraiser…

After discussion with Springfield Women’s Charity we have decided to give the women currently at the refuge a special Christmas treat from LBN. Many of these women have fled their homes with nothing and are trying to rebuild their lives.

So how can you help?

1. LBN will donate 17 Christmas boxes to the women at Springfield. However, we need to fill them and this is where you come in! We are looking for items from individuals or local businesses to go in these boxes. The suggestions from Springfield are:

  • Toiletries Socks (bed socks etc)
  • Diary/Notebooks
  • Mittens/gloves
  • Tasty Treats
  • Adult colouring books
  • Colouring pens

Ideally we need 17 of each item donated, but we realise this is daunting for individuals and small businesses. Therefore LBN have decided to create 7 boxes the same / similar, and 10 boxes out of individual donations. (Please note we are looking for new items – sorry has to be said!)

So far some of our donations include Mugs from Herdy, Bath products from Bath House, Hand Cream from Bespoke Aroma, Christmas Cards from Lil’ Creative Studio. If you have any items to donate please bring it / them along to the Ask the Expert event or contact the LBN Committee for collection enquiries@lbn.org.uk or message us on Facebook.

2. We realise not everyone has items to donate (ie. if you are a service!) so we are collecting money donations that we will use to buy additional items. We will have donation pots around the room at the ask the Expert event which you can pop something into. If you can’t make the event and would like to donate something please contact the committee enquiries@lbn.org.uk or message us on Facebook.

3. Finally, but not least, we are holding a small raffle at the Ask the Expert event. Any items you could donate for this would be greatly appreciated. You can bring them along on the day.

***We will need all donations by Friday 9th December***


15 November 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Lakeland Sofa Company
20 Beetham Road
Milnthorpe, LA7 7QR United Kingdom
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