Hat Swop & Annual Christmas Party

Monday 10 December 2018

Petyt Hall
Cadogan Gate, 64 Cheyne Walk, London SW3 5LT

£30 Members only | £35 Non-member

Women in Racing are delighted to host their second Hat Swap and Annual Christmas Party on Monday 10th December at Petyt Hall, Chelsea. The evening will include;

  • Hat swap and shopping
  • Expert fashion advice from Sarah Kate Byrne, ITV Racing Stylist
  • Fundraising for the Women in Racing Bursary

The event will raise funds for the Women in Racing Bursary which supports women in furthering their careers in the racing industry.

With Christmas and the New Year looming, as well as the National Hunt season and 2019 Flat Racing season to think of, there’s always a need for a good hat.

This is what you need to do……Go to your wardrobes and pull out winter and summer hats that you may have tired of and you think could benefit from a new home.

BRING: Bring a maximum of three hats per person. All hats must be clean and in good condition and suitable for a race day or special event. For each hat donated guests will be given five coupons. Each coupon represents a chance towards winning another donated hat of your choice. Each donated hat will have its own ‘raffle’, with coupons going into a pot for each hat. Draws for each donated hat will be made from 8.00pm onwards.

BID: Guests who don’t have hats to swap or want more chances to win can purchase additional coupons to bid for donated hats at the price of £10 for five coupons.

BUY: We will have three wonderful milliners at the event with their fabulous hats for sale:
Fernanda Lewis Millinery (https://www.fernandalewismillinery.com/)
Jess Collett (https://www.jesscollettmilliner.com/
Amanda Denton (https://www.facebook.com/amandadentonlambourn/)

BE STYLED: Guests will also experience a unique insight into the world of styling and fashion from our SEPCIAL guest speaker, Sarah Kate Byrne (https://www.sarahkatebyrne.com/), stylist to the ITV Racing team including lead presenter Francesca Cumani.

The evening will finish with a raffle of three special and unique hats kindly donated by our commercial millinery partners to help raise funds for the Women in Racing Bursary.

The Women in Racing Bursary Programme aims to support professional growth and career development investments in our members. Awards of up to £2,000 can be received to fund training, education, equipment, etc to advance your career in racing.


  • Admission to the Christmas Party
  • Drinks and canapes reception kindly sponsored by Hallgarten & Novum Wines and Danebury Vineyards
  • Hat Swap, shopping and networking


Where: Petyt Hall, Cadogan Gate, 64 Cheyne Walk, London SW3 5LT 
6.30pm Arrival, drinks reception, browse the Hat Swap and shopping
7.30pm Talk from Sarah Kate Byrne, ITV Racing Stylist
8.00pm Hat Swap draws commences 
8.30pm Raffle draw by Sarah Kate Byrne
9.30pm Event concludes


Tickets are £30 for WiR Members and £35 for non-Members, guests are welcome so do bring along colleagues and friends to help us kick off the Christmas season!