**Wet Day Won’t Stop Women – Soroptimist Charity Bookstall

47-Bookstall 2016EditWeb48-Bookstall 2016Web The Club marks International Literacy Day every year, selling 2nd hand books on St Albans market.

It rained all day but that couldn’t stop our Members from putting a smile on their faces (Soroptimists Lynda and Sarah are pictured here). The event raised £160 which at 50p per book is a lot of reading for our customers to do! The money will provide much needed funds for the St Albans & Hertsmere Women’s Refuge.

Left over books were gratefully 49-Bookstall 2016Webreceived by the Lions Charity Bookshop in the Maltings, Hemel Hempstead.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is celebrating it with the theme “Reading the Past, Writing the Future”.

As Soroptimists our mantra is Educate, Empower and Enable so it is fitting that we celebrate International Literacy Day with projects that promote education, enabling women to achieve their full potential and thus empowering them to control their lives and know their rights.

 

Soroptimists 60th Anniversary logo

 

Soroptimist International St Albans and District – Women Serving the St Albans Community Since 1957

The Club will celebrate its Diamond Anniversary in April 2017, and this event is a “60 for 60″ production……..