Last week AOL UK’s leading women’s website celebrated the winners of its Amazing Women Daily campaign with a morning of pampering at The Sanctuary Spa followed by afternoon tea at The Savoy Hotel.  And we got to join them for the day!

The event, hosted by Dannii Minogue, was the icing on the cake after a two-month nationwide search to find the UK’s biggest unsung heroes. The campaign unearthed the UK’s most inspiring women who were treated to a day at the renowned Sanctuary Spa in Covent Garden, then whisked away to the world famous Savoy hotel for a champagne reception and afternoon tea.

Dannii Minogue, J Alexander and Kris Hellenga at the Amazing Women event.

The Amazing Women campaign was devised to celebrate the millions of women across the country who balance careers, parenting, caring or volunteering with little or no recognition. Women were invited to nominate friends, family or acquaintances they felt most deserving of the ‘Amazing Woman’ accolade. Each week for seven weeks, the public voted to choose five winners who, along with a friend, attended the exclusive winners’ event in London.

The Savoy event opened with an address from Kate Burns, Senior Vice President of AOL Europe. Former X Factor judge and Contributing Editor Dannii Minogue has supported the campaign from the outset, nominating founder of CoppaFeel! Kris Hallenga, as the person who has inspired her the most. Dannii, wearing ‘Paris’ a stunning dress from her Project D line, welcomed the winners with a heart-warming speech before handing over a £20,000 cheque to Coppafeel! founder Kris Hallenga. The sum was raised by MyDaily during the campaign, following a pledge to donate money to the breast cancer charity for every vote cast. Kris closed the speeches before the women tucked into their sumptuous afternoon tea.

Dannii said: ‘The Amazing Women event was such an inspiration and it was a real honour to be there to celebrate with the winners of MyDaily’s campaign. There were some amazing stories of bravery and determination and it’s fantastic that we’ve been able to bring recognition to just some of the many women in the UK who work tirelessly to help and inspire others.’

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