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Oxenhope charity's Arianna given special honour
6:00am Monday 28th October 2013 in Keighley
The director of an Oxenhope-based charity has been honoured in the Women of the Year awards.
Arianna Walker, of Mercy Ministries UK, was among about 300 inspirational women invited to a special celebration lunch in London.
They were joined at the event, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Park Lane, by celebrities including Lorraine Kelly and Ruby Wax.
Mrs Walker, who lives in Baildon, was presented with a certificate and goody bag.
“It was such an honour to be there and it was a really enjoyable experience,” she said.
“It was a great day and a real privilege to be there, and it’s given me so much encouragement.”
Mercy Ministries UK is dedicated to providing a six-month, free-of-charge residential programme for young women, aged 18 to 28, suffering from life-controlling issues, such as eating disorders, self-harm, depression and abuse.
Mrs Walker added: “I am so grateful to the team at Mercy UK and all the young women we support, whose courage and bravery continues to inspire and motivate me to see more lives transformed and hope restored.”