Charities Supported by St Albans Soroptimists
International Peace Initiatives Annual International Club Charity since 2012 www.ipeacei.org is a charity supporting women and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Meru, Kenya. The Club is selling jewellery made by HIV+ve women in Kenya and fundraising in order to pay most of the school fees for four secondary school girls’ education.
St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge Annual local Club Charity since 2009 www.stalbansandhertsmerewomensrefuge.org.uk The Refuge provides emergency accommodation, advice and help for women experiencing emotional, physical or sexual domestic abuse. There is also an Outreach Service which involves the Support team being able to go out and meet women to offer help and advice. Registered charity number 1069612. If you search this website for “Refuge” you will see just some of the support the Club provides to the Refuge.
Welwyn Hatfield Women’s Refuge – Annual local Club Charity 2017/18 www.whwr.org.uk with the St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge to recognise the geographical reach of the Club. Welwyn Hatfield Women’s Refuge seeks to work towards an end to violence and abuse of women and children. The services it offers are: a telephone Helpline for women needing help because they’re living with domestic violence or abuse; safe, temporary accommodation for women fleeing domestic violence or abuse, with or without children; support for children who have lived with domestic violence or abuse; information, support and advice for women in the Welwyn Hatfield district living with domestic violence or abuse
Rennie Grove Hospice Care St Albans Annual Club Charity for 2008-9, 2003-4 and 2004-5 www.renniegrove.org Grove House Dav Hospice in St Albans supports and cares for patients, families and friends affected by cancer or a life-threatening illness in St Albans, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead and the surrounding areas. The Club continues to make regular donations – and in 2016 were given the certificate on the right – we have raised a massive total of £13,271,75 !
Home-Start St Albans www.homestartstalbans.org.uk Annual Club Charity for 2007-8, and an annual donation made from the Club. If anyone is interested in becoming a Home-Start volunteer they would love to hear from you.