A WOMAN has been commended for her hard work.
Beryl Duggan, of Ellesmere Port, reached the finals of a Woman of Achievement award.
The award ceremony took place at a United Nations Women’s Day Conference in Llandudno on March 6.
The event, which celebrated 75 years of Soroptimist International of Cheshire, North Wales and Wirral, was held at the St George’s Hotel, Llandudno.
The winner of the region’s Woman of Achievement award was presented to Sarah Kearsley Woller MBE, founder of Ty Gobaith Children’s Hospice.
Beryl Duggan, of the British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society and Hilary Hamilton, of the Wishing Well Healthy Living Project in Crewe, were runners-up.
The Sheriff of Chester, Cllr Hilarie McNae, Clare Cameron, wife of the Bishop of St Asaph, and federation president Jacqui Mosedale also attended.
Regional president Shirley Jones of Rhyl welcomed Dr Elham Danish and Dr Samira Absailan who spoke on the role of women in Saudi Arabia and their role in the Embassy in London where Dr Danish is head of the women’s section.
Two hundred and fifty delegates were present taking a lively interest in the conference theme, that of the changing role of women during the last 75 years.
Guest speaker Ann Widdecombe regaled delegates with hilarious accounts of her life in politics and the changes she had observed regarding women in politics and society.
Miss Widdecombe donated the profits of her book signing session to Soroptimist charities.