Welcome to SI South West & Channel Islands

Soroptimist International South West and Channel Islands Region comprises 18 Soroptimist Clubs. Our Clubs spread geographically from Gloucestershire in the north and Wiltshire in the east, down to Cornwall in the deepest south west and include Guernsey and Jersey in the Channel Islands.

Here in the South West and Channel Islands we pride ourselves on the work – Projects – that our Clubs do at local, national and international level.

Click Here to see the Clubs in our region.



SI Taunton wins Ellen Brawn Award for Good Practice at the Regional AGM
SI Jersey participates in Every Child Our Future Project
Skirts from Shirts for Mary’s Meals Back packs – good idea from SI Weston
Calling all knitters! Help with baby vests for babies in Uganda – organised by Si Tiverton

SI Taunton wins the Ellen Brawn Award for Good Practice at the SW&CI AGM & Conference for their Swimathon event
SI St Austell held a Spring Fayre for Feel Good Look Better, a UK Charity that supports women with cancer. Over £800 was raised - sufficient for 16 women to attend their free skincare and make up workshops.
SI Brixham ladies giving out free bags on the old Fish Quay on 30th May for Conservation Day.
SI Taunton are proud to support Reminiscece Learning in #DementiaAwarenessWeek. Christine Briggs, pictured with Archie, put in place their piece of the giant jigsaw.
SI Swindon President Georgina's garden showcasing Soroptimist Tulips (online source Blomsbulbs)
SI St Austell is sponsoring local student Kathryn to travel to Sierra Leone over the summer .
SI Plymouth ladies at the Lord Mayor's Day, handing out bookmarks and promoting Soroptimists.
SI St Austell Joint Presidents 2017-18, Angela and Mary
SI Taunton Joint Presidents Rhona and Jane with 3 new members inducted at April 2017 meeting
President of SI Cirencester and three new members Feb 2017
SI Taunton receiving a Certificate of Appreciation from Taunton Foodbank for donating over one metric tonne of food
Member of SI St Austell dressed in Soroptimist blue at their Fashion Show where they raised over £750 for Mid Cornwall Women's Refuges
Members of SI Swindon and some of the Easter Eggs and chocolates donated to the Nelson Trust Women’s Centre
Members of SI Tiverton on the Lowman bridge in Tiverton collecting for Children's Hospice South West celebrating International Women's Day March 2017
Presidents Sue and Wendy and Membership Office Kay with 5 of the 6 SI St Austell new members gained during the last Club year
Lydia Cardew from SI Swindon at the stand the Club has put in the main Swindon Library for several weeks to promote Soroptimists and International Women's Day
Christine, regional Benevolent Officer and SI Taunton Swimathon co-ordinator, with husband Simon and daughter Charlotte - receiving the trophy for the family team raising the most money at the 29th Soroptimist Swimathon from MP Rebecca Pow
Members of SI Cirencester attending an International Women's Day event at The Sundial Theatre, entitled 'Wine,Women and Song!"  where there was a good opportunity to promote Soroptimism and generate a lot of interest in membership
SI St Austell celebrated International Women’s Day by holding their Unsung Heroine Awards.  Overall winner Elaine Poole seated front row left.
To mark International Women's Day 2017 members of SI Brixham set up a display in Brixham Library to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer
Members of SI Barnstaple celebrating International Women’s Day March 2017, joined by the Mayor of Barnstaple
SI Taunton President Sue presenting cheques of £557 each to Sharon Pavey of St Margaret's Hospice and David Brooks-Daw of Taunton Mencap.  Money was raised in the January Quiz.
Regional President Daphne and SI Taunton President Sue with the Soroptimist Swans team at the Swimathon weekend Feb 2017

Soroptimist International has consultative status with the United Nations and so we are able to inform them on women’s issues, particularly relating to human rights and especially to improve the status of women and girls. We are able to raise awareness of global and local issues; and lobby collectively; and take action by service involvement and fund raising through social events.

Some Useful Links

What is a Soroptimist?
Become a Soroptimist: Lead a Life of Significant Success (YouTube video)
Interested in becoming a Soroptimist? Contact us…

The Soroptimist International Vision is that women and girls will achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.

Soroptimists’ Mission is to transform the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.


TAKE ACTION – Sign a Soroptimist Petition

Do you want to make a difference to Women and Girls around the World?
Taking action by signing a petition can really make change happen. Petitions are a great way to get your views heard by Government, get Journalists to take notice or raise awareness about a certain issue. There are many different petitions in circulation, so the SIGBI Project Team has selected a few which they feel are right for Soroptimists to support.
Additionally, if you would like to contact your local MP about any issues, you can search for their details here.

Site last updated: 20 June 2017

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