Make your nomination for this year's Woman of Rochdale

Date published: 19 March 2024

Springhill Hospice’s prestigious Woman of Rochdale luncheon will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, honouring the extraordinary women in Rochdale, and highlighting their exceptional contribution to the community.

In 2023, Jenny Kennedy was crowned the Woman of Rochdale for her track record of helping vulnerable people, such as those who are in socially vulnerable positions and struggling in times of hardship. By participating in fundraising, she has gained overwhelming support enabling her to raise thousands of pounds for charities, whilst also supporting individuals, families, and groups and providing emergency support for families and individuals in need.

The Woman of Rochdale Luncheon will return on Friday 26 April 2024 at Rochdale Town Hall, proudly sponsored by Mike Goldrick Blinds and Curtains.

Nominations are now open, for you to shine a light on a woman who has gone above and beyond to make a real difference to your community, and can be made at

All nominations for the Woman of Rochdale 2023 must be submitted by Monday 25 March 4pm.

Please note; for your nomination to be considered, they must meet the following criteria:

  • They must not have already received a royal award (MBE, OBE, etc)
  • They must live in Rochdale and their reason for being nominated benefits the people of the Rochdale community
  • They must be considered an unsung hero, giving their time and efforts for the good of the community and are not paid for this work
  • They must be over 18 years of age
  • They cannot be considered if they are an employee of the hospice or a member of the Women of Rochdale committee

Tickets for the Woman of Rochdale Luncheon will be available at

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