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Jane Garvey
Jane Garvey

Jane Garvey of Radio Four's Woman's Hour in charity event for Indian orphans

BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour presenter Jane Garvey will host an evening of conversation with inspirational women to help raise money for orphaned children in India.

Taking place at Lucy Cavendish College at 7-9pm on Friday, February 2, the event will support the charity Love the One, aiming to raise £8,000 – enough to open three new pre-school centres. It is being organised by Catherine Carr, a Cambridge-based broadcaster and documentary maker, who said: “I was so moved after visiting Love the One in India that I felt I should really try to do something here at home. I thought it would be bigger and better if I asked for the help of women in the city.

“The idea is simple – to get women in Cambridge together. Not only will the evening raise enough money for three new pre-school centres in Orissa, in India, it will also give women a chance to meet, chat and be inspired by the other people.”

On the panel will be food writer Bee Wilson, Meenal Sachdev, the founder of Shiva Foundation, which campaigns against human trafficking, and Elaine Storkey, a scholar, journalist and feminist.

Award-winning broadcaster Ms Garvey said: “I am thrilled to be taking part in the launch event of Cambridge Loves the One, leading the conversation with such a fascinating panel of women and I look forward to meeting the women who come along. I am also delighted to support the incredible work Love the One does to transform the lives of vulnerable children.”

Sponsorship from Cambridge Property Lettings means all of the ticket price money is donated to Love the One.

Tickets, costing £45, from http://bit.do/cambridgeLTO.

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