Lucy Allan and Karren Brady raise money for The Georgia Williams Trust

Apprentice star Karren Brady came to Telford today raising money for The Georgia Williams Trust at a lunch for local businesswomen.

The West Ham FC Chairman was the keynote speaker at the “Inspiring Women” Business Lunch at the Telford International Centre organised by Lucy Allan local campaigner – with all money raised going to The Georgia Williams Trust.

Lucy said: “I am delighted that Karren came to Telford and gave such a warm, funny and inspiring speech.

“She spoke about how women can succeed in business by drawing from her own experiences in the incredibly male-dominated world of football and answered questions from the audience made up of business women.”

“For me it was really important Karren came to Telford, not just because of her role as small business adviser and because Telford is a thriving centre of small and medium sized businesses, but because Karren is someone who people in Telford can aspire to be.

“Telford is full of people who want to work hard and get on in life and achieve success; Karren embodies the ethic that we see so much of in Telford.”

Lucy, who has a business background, said: "I want to do more to help aspiring business women in Telford. This is event has got me thinking ways in which I can do that."

Georgia’s mother, Lynnette Williams, was presented with a cheque for £1427.50 for The Georgia Williams Trust – and more money was raised on the day, including £200 from the auction of a signed West Ham shirt and raffle.