Dates for two more ‘divorce fairs’ announced
23 July 2009
Starting Over Show creator Suzy Miller has announced her next two events – one in London and one in Brighton and both in March 2010.
The first Starting Over Show in Brighton this year- dubbed a ‘divorce fair’ by the media – helped more than 500 visitors who travelled from across the UK and abroad to seek advice on a range of issues from wellbeing to legal and financial.
Created by single mum-of-three Suzy Miller, the Starting Over Show has been designed to help the thousands of people in the UK who experience relationship break-ups, separation and divorce and want to turn their lives around – and literally start over.
A number of exhibitors have already signed up for the events which take place at the Hilton London Metropole in Edgware Road on Sunday 7 March 2010 and Hilton Brighton Metropole on Sunday 28 March. They include: Jaci Godman Irvine of Estate Legacy Services alongside Mystic Housewife Jane Orr and Mark Robinson of Private Wealth Management alongside makeover stylist Gay Richardson of Style Me Confident – both examples of the balance of information and inspiration that defines the Starting Over Show events.
Other exhibitors include:Jane Robey of National Family Mediation; law firm Jeffrey Green Russell; James Pirrie from Family Law in Partnership and Charlotte Friedman of the Divorce Support Group; collaborative law firm Mayo Wynne Baxter LLP; mediator and collaborative lawyer Elissa Da Costa; Armida Business Recovery; solicitors Nockolds LLP; Lambda Mediation; therapist, author and international athlete Julia Armstrong; Scott Collier Photography; ‘Unwrapping the gifts of passion’ holistic coach Vena Ramphal; introduction agency Dateline Platinum; Divorce Online; Dummies Guides; Rhythm of Life interfaith minister Estelle Williams and law firm Bennett Griffin.
Like at the first show, there will be information and inspiration all in one place, as well as workshops and seminars on a range of topics. At both events, Mayo Wynne Baxter LLP will be running a free surgery covering all the options, including mediation and collaborative law. While at Brighton, Bennett Griffin’s team of Resolution accredited family experts will be offering free, confidential advice during 15-minute surgery consultations covering everything from achieving a fair financial settlement, to attending mediation to resolve issues about contact with your children.
Suzy, 44, came up with the Starting Over Show after her 10-year relationship broke down and she was left on her own with three young children and no income. The experience made her realise just how difficult it is for people to get the information and inspiration they need to get back on their feet.
“It’s time to stop expecting people going through relationship breakdowns to feel like failures. It happens to most of us as some time or other, and it is only right that we should not ignore others going through such life-changing situations but try and help them and give them a vision of a better future.
“I’m really pleased about holding the next show in London and helping the thousands of couples in the South East who are going through divorce or separation – or even thinking about it.”
Visit http://www.startingovershow.co.uk for more information and tickets. Suzy has also created a resource site at www.sos-village.org where people can find helpful and inspiring information and also share stories about starting over.
Notes to Editors:
Suzy’s personal story has been featured in Eve magazine last year and in the July 2009 edition on Prima. She is also being featured in a forthcoming edition of the Observer Magazine.
Suzy is available for interview on 07525059634 email@example.com
Or contact Suzi Christie at Blueberry PR on 01435 830031 suzi@ blueberry-pr.co.uk for more information.
Check out our exhibitors here:
There are two types of exhibitors – some offering information and some offering inspiration:
The Information exhibitors will offer practical advice and access to experts including:
Specialist legal advice around marriage, divorce, separation, family law and estates and wills
Family specialists that can help with issues around children and child care
Financial professionals who can offer specific guidance and recommendations
Public and Independent Advice and Support agencies
Practical marriage makeover experts for those who want to turn their relationship around
The Inspirational exhibitors will provide a range of people, services, techniques, experiences and ideas to improve your mental and emotional wellbeing
Therapists, counsellors and life coaches
Health, fitness and wellbeing professionals: personal trainers, makeover & style coaches, hypnotherapists, reflexologists and acupuncturists
Business and career guidance
Holidays and overseas opportunities
Fun stuff to help you enjoy and celebrate life!
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Anyone who has experienced or maybe experiencing a relationship break up or divorce
Anyone who has experienced loss of a partner, child, family member or friend
Anyone who is entering or has entered retirement or redundancy and feels at a loss as to what to do next
Anyone who has been affected by serious injury, illness, abusive or damaging situations and needs help to move forward
The show is for anyone who wants to start over in their life and needs a bit of help!
WHAT DOES IT COST?
Ticket are £3 each and can be bought on line at www.startingovershow.co.uk
For more background information – see our press pack at http://www.startingovershow.co.uk/index.php/sos-15-march-2009/press-pack/
or request a PDF version by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org