Date 26/06/2022
Time @ 11.30am - 4.15pm
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You’re invited to join us on Sunday 26 June for our BRAND NEW event, the “A slice of inspiration: Rainbows Afternoon Tea” will be held in our beautiful marquee exclusively located in the centre of Leicester Racecourse.

What you can expect from the A slice of inspiration: Rainbows Afternoon Tea

In a world dominated by stereotype and unconscious bias, you can and will achieve your goals should you be passionate enough to want to do so. Our two incredible guest speakers at this BRAND NEW event have proven that.

Both our speakers are pioneers of their chosen fields, and during their not-to-be-missed, funny, insightful and inspiring talks, they’ll demonstrate that your gender should never hold you back.

As our inspirational speakers take to the stage, you’ll be able to indulge in a delicious Afternoon Tea, which has been specifically selected by us to tantalise your taste buds.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. All guests will get to enjoy:

  • A welcome drink
  • The chance to win some great prizes in the on-the-day raffle
  • the opportunity to shop at some independent stalls
  • Learn more about Rainbows and our vital work across the East Midlands, with the chance to hear from our staff, Rainbows families and take part in some interactive fun too

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About our inspirational speakers:

Meet Anna McNuff:

Anna McNuff is an adventurer, speaker, bestselling author and self-confessed mischief maker. Named by The Guardian as one of the top female adventurers of our time, Condé Nast Traveller included her in a list of the 50 most influential travellers in the world. She is the UK ambassador for Girl Guiding, and has ran, swam and cycled over 20,000 miles across the globe.

Anna’s major journeys include cycling a beautiful pink bicycle through each and every state of the USA, running the length of New Zealand, and leading a two-woman team to cycle 5,500 miles along the spine of The Andes mountains. Much closer to home, she has also spent a month cycling across Europe directed entirely by social media, run the length of Hadrian’s wall dressed as a Roman Soldier, and the length of the Jurassic Coast, dressed as a dinosaur.

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In 2019 Anna embarked on her most ambitious challenge yet – an attempt to run 2,620 miles (100 marathons) through Britain… in bare feet. Starting in the Shetland Islands and finishing five-months later in London, she weaved her way along rugged coastlines, through small villages, across moors, along beaches and even pitter-pattered down the odd picturesque A-road too. Along the way, she delivered motivational talks to over 1,700 young women and was also was joined by 2,500 local runners during 125 days on the road.

Meet Kirsty Murphy:

A trusted, highly organised former Royal Air Force Officer, Chief of Staff and project manager. With a career spanning over two decades.

In 2009 she made history as the first female Red Arrows pilot, blazing the trail for young women and becoming a female role model in the aviation industry. She wowed crowds with awe inspiring displays, at speeds of up to 500mph, 300 feet above the ground and only feet apart from the aircraft next to her. She’s displayed in 14 different countries, representing the RAF and as an ambassador for the ‘Best of British’ abroad.

The Red Arrows was the pinnacle of her military career but also one of the hardest times. During her second and third years on the team there were two separate accidents that resulted in the death of 2 of her teammates. This experience gives her the credibility to talk openly about mental health issues, recovering from adversity and coping strategies.

Since leaving the RAF, Kirsty has flown with The Blades Aerobatic Team, a formation aerobatics team made of up ex-Red Arrows pilots. In 2019, due to her public role, she was invited by the Secretary of State for Transport to be an Aviation Ambassador with the remit to inspire and make aviation diverse, inclusive, and accessible to all. She regularly volunteers her time to schools and youth organisations and is passionate about raising the aspirations of young people.

Meet your compere, Aminata Kamara:

Aminata Kamara is a BBC Radio Presenter, self-published writer, and co-host on the award-winning podcast ‘The Sista Collective’. Through her work she loves to hear personal stories on life, parenthood, music and diversity. But she’s also very passionate about vulnerability, authenticity and the intricacies of life – never shying away from welcoming others on her own personal journey of success and failure.

Originally from London, Aminata now resides in Leicester with her 6-year-old daughter, where she takes everything in her stride, learning to live, love, inspire and lead.

How to book your place:

Tickets for A slice of inspiration: Rainbows Afternoon Tea are priced at £32pp* and can be purchased by clicking the “Book Now” button or by calling our Events Fundraiser, Claire Hoggan, on 01509 283 933.

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Can you help us inspire future generations?

If you’re unable to attend the event, we would love it if you could help us inspire future generations. This is why, we’re asking business to sponsor a couple of tickets (or a table), which we can then give to local schools, Guides and other groups for free. If you’d like to support us in this way, please email our Events Fundraiser.

*Please note, tickets booked online will incur a small booking fee

This event has been kindly sponsored by Browne Jacobson LLP