Events Archive 2011
DECEMBER COFFEE MORNINGS
Two very successful coffee mornings were held in Richmond Town Hall on 1st and 17th December to raise money for the Kilamatindi Hospital in Tanzania which is one of our Club’s charities. The money raised will provide another solar panel for generating electricity in the hospital and for other essential equipment.
COMMUNITY QUIZ NIGHT: 12 October 2011
The King’s Head Hotel in Richmond Market Place was the place to be on the evening of 12 October when 80 people, Soroptimists and non-Soroptimists, came together for an evening of brain-stretching amusement and a light supper. The quiz raised £415 for one of the Club’s projects, to meet the cost of training a nurse at the Kilimatinde Hospital inTanzania and provide equipment. Earlier funding has enabled another nurse to receive a full 2- year training and to provide the hospital with electricity via solar panels.
SI RICHMOND AND DALES – WINNER OF THE 2011 MARY HILLARY AWARD
The Club has received this year’s Mary Hillary Award for its work raising funds and creating awareness of Women in Need, the charity started by Leah Pattison from Teesdale, which helps ill, destitute and homeless women in the Napper region of India. The award, given to the project that best reflects Soroptimist International’s vision and mission of helping women and children through advocacy, action and awareness, was presented by the Yorkshire regional president, Val Jenkins, at Askham Bryan College. There were 117 projects considered for the award.
MORE MARKET-DAY PUBLICITY TO RAISE AWARNESS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE : 1 October 2011
Following our highly successful Saturday stall in Richmond Market Place in the summer, Club members repeated the event on a gloriously sunny day in the early autumn. The event was equally successful as the summer one had been and attracted a good deal of attention from young and older members of the public and made very useful contact with a number of organisations in Richmond and the surrounding area. Once again we were pleased to have our IDAS link member with us and, together, we handed out several hundred bookmarks and leaflets
HISTORY WARDROBE PRESENTATION : 7 July 2011
One hundred and twenty guests enjoyed a whistle stop tour of fashion from 1940 to 1990, presented by the History Wardrobe. Lucy Adlington and Lucy Ridley gave their usual hilarious, but historically accurate account of the changes in fashion which took place during this 50 year period. Many members of the audience remembered these years, some of us in great detail, and many happy memories were brought to the surface and shared with others.
Members of SI R&D were joined by sister soroptimists from SI Durham, SI Darlington, and SI Walsall, and other family and friends. An interesting and stimulating evening was had by all.
This evening was in aid of the Richmond Girls Football team and IDAS – Independent Domestic Abuse Services, for whom President Chris wishes to raise funds. With the support of all our guests the wonderful sum of £764 was achieved, and this has been made up to £800 to be shared equally between the two organisations.
STOP PRESS [October 2011]: Members of the Richmond Girls’ Football Team are now proud to wear their new ‘hoodies’ provided by funds raised at our Club’s History Wardrobe event. The hoodies have the team name emblazoned on the back and our Sally logo on the front.
MARKET-DAY PUBLICITY TO RAISE AWARNESS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE : 2 July 2011
As part of the Club’s campaign to raise awareness of the prevalence of Domestic Abuse that occurs in all sections of society, Club members set up a stall in Richmond Market Place on a busy Saturday Market Day with posters and information provided by the Independent Domestic Abuse Services charity, IDAS. We distributed more than 400 book marks and leaflets and spoke to dozens of members of the public in what was an extremely successful outreach morning.
We work in partnership with IDAS and have taken on the quarterly awareness-raising campaign for the Richmond area.
RACE FOR LIFE : 12 June 2011
The sun shone as four members of SI Richmond and Dales – Angela Edwards, Shirley Dick. Chris Bowran and Elaine Walton – set off to South Park in Darlington to undertake the Race for Life. We joined 3,500 other women and children running or walking 5k. around the park to raise money for Cancer Research UK. It was a moving occasion as everyone remembered family members or friends, who are currently coping with cancer, have recovered following treatment, or have sadly died. Money raised through sponsorship will go directly to Cancer Research UK to help them to continue their work.
Club members and friends were proud to be in Darlington on Sunday 12 June to support this cause.
TREE DEDICATION TO COMMEMORATE THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF SOROPTIMISM IN YORKSHIRE : 15 May 2011
Alnus Japonica was grown from a seed collected on 22 September 1994 near the Russian city of Vladivostock. It is planted a short distance from the visitors’ centre at Castle Howard Arboretum. The ceremony took place on the final day of the Regional Conference Meeting at Helmsley and was attended by several members of the Richmond and Dales Club.
VISIT BY DEWSBURY CLUB MEMBERS : 2 April 2011
Thirteen Dewsbury Club members spent a busy day in Richmond in April. Lunch at the Richmond Golf Club was followed by a visit to Millgate house and garden and a tour of Richmond’s unique Royal Georgian Theatre. To recuperate, tea was taken at the recently restored Railway Station complex and the day concluded with an evening concert by the Northallerton Silver Band in the Zetland Centre.
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