Gleneagles Guest House and Tea Rooms are in a lovely position on Clifftown Parade, Southend, facing across the Thames Estuary.

This is the third time we have held a Double Whammy at this location. As always, the hospitality was first class and, yet again, it was a hot sunny day and delegates were able to enjoy the delightful terrace area.

This event was jointly sponsored by Gleneagles and Priority Support Services

Our two beneficiaries for this event were the Mayor’s Charity which is Southend In Sight for this mayoral year, and the South East Essex MS Society. In total we raised £307. See the Double Whammy website for full details of how funds were raised and split between the two charities.

We were delighted that Cllr Derek Jarvis, Mayor of Southend, was able to attend and tell us more about the work of Southend in Sight, previously known as Southend Blind Welfare Organisation.

The Mayor also presented a Gold Southend Business & Community Charter Award certificate to Emily Hewett of I am Emily Design & Marketing. Click here [blog link to be added] for more details of the company’s contribution to the local community.

Chris Wise managed to navigate the few steps down to the Tea Rooms and gave an impassioned presentation about the work of the local MS Society. Chris thoroughly enjoyed the evening and said he aims to attend further Double Whammy events:

“The event was great, especially the networking to be able to meet such great people that offer their skills, saving the trawling through yellow pages or the web, and then hoping they do what they say!”

Michelle Passfield, founder of wellbeing in the workplace charity WellbeingMatters, summed up the tone of this and all Double Whammy events when she said:

“As always with Jill’s Double Whammy events, the recent one at Gleneagles Hotel on 26 July provided me with the opportunity to meet new business owners and catch up with familiar faces. It was so well attended that I wasn’t able to get to talk to everyone but with those I did, I’ve had follow-up correspondence and meetings.”

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