An annual ladies lunch is returning to the borough raising vital funds for a Bolton domestic abuse charity.

Tickets are now on sale for Fortalice’s annual Ladies Lunch fundraising event taking place on Thursday June 13.

Held at The Hawthorns Wedding Venue, guests will enjoy entertainment, will have the chance to shop as well as enjoy a two course lunch whilst raising vital funds for Fortalice domestic abuse charity.

On arrival ladies will be greeted with a glass of fizz and chance to browse the various stalls of cosmetics, jewellery and fragrances all of which are locally sourced.

Before being seated to enjoy a two course meal followed by tea and coffee.

There will be surprise entertainment on the day and lots of opportunity for prizes to be won whilst supporting this worthy cause.

Gill Smallwood MBE Chief Executive of Fortalice said: “A huge thank you to all who supports, helping this event to be a great success and providing much needed funds.

“We do hope you can join this June, thank you.”

Grace Wood, Fundraising Manager at Fortalice said: “Our campaign and events such as the Ladies Lunch have such an impact on raising funds and awareness of our services in the community.

“Please do join us for a fabulous afternoon whilst making a difference to lives locally who have been affected by domestic abuse.”

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Fortalice is a Bolton based charity which provides frontline services for all victims of domestic abuse and violence.

Their support includes refuge accommodation which holds 22 women and up to 70 children.

Outreach community services for all victims, education in schools and accredited training for professionals.

Unfortunately, several of Fortalices services are unfunded, they rely on grant applications and support from the local community to continue.

Fundraising events support their lifesaving services such as Fortalice’s 24-hour crisis line which offers one to one support at a time when a victim needs it most often when a victim is trying to flee.

Fortalice supports more than 2,200 individuals and their families each year, this would not be possible without support from the Bolton community.

All funds raised from the Ladies Lunch will help to contribute to saving lives.

If you are able to support Fortalice go to their website for further details at or contact them on

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