Petal Children Cancer Research Ladies Lunch

20th July 2017

We will welcome another very interesting speaker who also has a great story, Olivia Slack. Sister of Lydia Slack, who endeared us with her very amusing stories of life in the Derbyshire hills with her farming family. We have also had Lydia’s dad Peter who was equally as amusing!

Olivia is 19 years old, unfortunately her mum Judith passed away after fighting her personal battle with cancer in December of 1998. Her mum was Peter’s sister, so having two children of their own Peter and Sylvia Slack took Olivia in aged 2 years old and brought her up as their own. As a consequence, and quite rightly, they call her their daughter and Olivia calls them mum and dad.

After completing her A Levels she joined young farmers and soon started entering competitions! Olivia won the National Young Farmers Junior Public Speaking Competition in 2015. She loves speaking and has a similar determination to aim high and do her very best, just like sister Lydia.
She has actually got through to the National Final of the Senior After Dinner Speaking Competition to be held on 1st July so fingers crossed for her! Dad Peter says very modestly ‘she’s very good’!! He must be very proud of his girls. Lydia now has an agent for her speaking engagements.

For bookings and more details on the lunch, please contact Karen Weaving on 01756 700100