Over 200 eager fans of the Lionesses flocked to The Intercontinental Hotel, on Park Lane, London last week to hear first hand tales and favourite memories of the squad’s infamous triumph at last summer’s European Championships and the heartbreaking elimination from the Nation’s League – and to help raise funds for Cure Leukaemia in the process.

Lucy Bronze MBE, Alessia Russo and former Lionesses legend, 90-capped Faye White wowed a captivated audience in London and spoke fondly of how proud they are to be role models to help grow support for Women’s football.

Hosted by Gala Events and Sky Sports’ Hayley McQueen, the trio spoke candidly about the journey that the squad has been under with Sarina Wiegman and the progress made in women’s sport along with their iconic achievements this year.


James McLaughlin, Chief Executive at Cure Leukaemia commented:

“It was a great afternoon yesterday courtesy of Gala Events and Alan George at the “Lunch with the Lionesses” hearing from three Lioness legends.”

“There was brilliant and open insight from Faye White, Alessia Russo and Lucy Bronze about their respective journeys to becoming Lionesses. I love how all three are proud to be role models to help grow support for Women’s Football.”

“I saw first hand how engaged they all were with their time , taking selfies and chatting with guests. It was so refreshing to see especially given Alessia and Lucy had to get up at 4am on the morning after the previous night’s game vs Scotland.”


Cure Leukaemia’s Women’s Copa del Cure Leukaemia corporate six-a-side football tournament will be returning next year at St George’s Park on Friday 1st March 2024.

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