Alzheimer’s UK and Dementia Friends

ALZHEIMER’S UK AND DEMENTIA FRIENDS   At their September meeting, Harrogate and District Soroptimists welcomed Alison Wrigglesworth, Services Manager for the Alzheimer’s Society, for Ripon, Harrogate & Craven,York and Selby. Alison explained that alzheimers disease is the most common cause … Continued

Club receives prestigious Mary Hillary Award for the Meru Show Garden

HARROGATE & DISTRICT SOROPTIMISTS RECEIVE REGIONAL GOOD PRACTICE AWARD   The Harrogate & District Soroptimist Club were delighted to receive the Mary Hillary Award for the Yorkshire Region. The award is the Soroptimist International Good Practice Award, which the Club … Continued

A chance to win a beautiful handmade and embellished art quilt to raise funds for Meru

Harrogate and District Soroptimists are raffling this beautiful handmade and embellished quilt (8’7″x 7’7″). It is hard to capture the beauty of this piece of work and the detail of the stitching and embellishment (see photos below) also in the … Continued

Soroptimist Charity Cafe raises over £600 for Charity

  It proved to be a very busy day at St Peter’s Church, Harrogate as we raised over £600 for our Club Charities – The Alzheimer Society and the Harrogate Renal Unit. It was a lovely September day that brought … Continued

Meru Day of Service – a washout but good cheer

Harrogate and District Soroptimists were keen to raise awareness of the Meru Women’s Garden Project and join in with our Federation Meru Day of Action.  We secured the charity stall at the popular Ripon Market –  held every Thursday and … Continued

“Shades of Grey” provide plenty of colour and music to our Fundraising Evening

The terrace at the Hub in Knaresborough provided the perfect place to  savour the fantastic view over the Nidd Gorge in Knaresborough over a glass of Pimms. Club Members, family and friends were then excellently entertained with the varied music of … Continued

Club Welcomes Yorkshire Grant of Friendship guest Natalie Kurhaluk

Harrogate and District Soroptimists were delighted to welcome the Yorkshire Grant of Friendship guest Professor Natalia Kurhaluk. Natalia stayed with Club member Janet Hutton for two nights and had the opportunity to meet with Club members and visit some of … Continued

Wonderful summer outing to Tennants Auctioneers

On a beautiful Midsummer evening, 27 members of the Club made their way up Wensleydale to Tennants Auctioneers in Leyburn. We were delighted that three members from Northallerton and Richmond were able to join us. As everyone gathered the shop enticed … Continued

Girl Guides – Redevelopment of Birk Crag Centre

President Nicola Harding welcomed Sue Mackay, County Commissioner, Girlguiding for North Yorkshire West and Stuart Holland, Project Manager for the re-development of the Birk Crag Centre, to speak at the Club’s June meeting. When Sue highlighted the vision, mission and … Continued

Comfort Quilts for the Women’s Refuge

Club member, Tricia Chapman, has many skills, one of which is making quilts. Together with Cindy, Kip, Pat, Christine and Elizabeth, of the Yorkshire Yanks Quilt Group, plus the help of Tricia’s personal friends Beryl and Isabel, some wonderful quilts … Continued