Trisha Buller, salon director of Cienté, has been invited by heart-throb actor Robert Powell to join the Lady Taverners, a fundraising arm of the famous Lord’s Taverners cricket-based charity.
The Lady Taverners was established in the 1980s after the all-male Lord’s Taverners, which had traditionally offered an honorary membership to every Prime Minister, was thrown into a quandary by Margaret Thatcher’s arrival at 10 Downing Street. The Lady Taverners was formed, with Baroness Thatcher taking the title of Honorary Lady Taverner No 1.
The charity has come a long way since those early days and established itself as a powerful force for good, raising over £6 million for specially-adapted minibuses and sport and recreation facilities for young people with special needs.
Robert Powell has been a screen hero for more than three decades, from his early successes as Jesus, in Jesus of Nazareth, and as the dashing Robert Hannay in The Thirty-Nine Steps, right through to his long-running and dramatic role as Holby City’s Mark Williams. Trisha Buller met the smooth-voiced star at a recent fundraising auction and - impressed him so much with her enthusiasm and energy - he immediately insisted she should become a Lady Taverner.
It’s a challenge Trisha Buller is very happy to take up!
I’m honoured to be invited to be part of this prestigious charity and am looking forward to working with the other Lady Taverners to raise more funds for what is a very good cause.