For one week in early December club members, with the help of volunteers from the charity, Aberdeen Cyrenians, took over the Aberdeen City Charities Shop selling a wide variety of donated stock that included clothing, toys and games, baby goods, books and bric a brac. We were raising funds for the charity which relies on public donations to provide care and support for vulnerable people and anyone experiencing homelessness or at risk of losing their home through poverty. Money raised goes towards keeping food and essential items stocked up. This will ensure that everyone who needs a food parcel will get one. It is also used to provide fuel vouchers to help people heat their homes. It will ensure that service users have access to support when experiencing a difficult situation, when acquiring information for what matters to them, seeking skills training, employability opportunities or
At our June meeting glasses were raised by members, and a celebration cake, specially baked by our member, Marjory, was much enjoyed to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Congratulations to Her Majesty!
Saturday 21st May, a beautiful sunny morning, saw us gather again at the lovely Bonnymuir Garden for our plant and craft sale. http://www.bgct.co.uk Business was brisk for a few hours and popular purchases were Nasturtiums, Nicotianas and Night Scented Stock as well as herbs, tomatoes, peppers and chillies. The children were particularly interested in the Sunflowers. Greeting cards and other craft items also sold well. Visitors enjoyed coffee and home bakes in the sunshine of the garden and it was good to talk to them about the plants and Soroptimism. Proceeds from the event will be distributed to Grampian Women’s Aid, Marie Curie and Mental Health Aberdeen. http://www.grampian-womens-aid.com http://www.mariecurie.org.uk http://www.mha.uk.net
Solange with Joint President Janice and Margaret with Joint Presidents Janice Membership Officer Dorothy and Louise
A centenary legacy tree was planted in the grounds of the former Soroptimist Housing Association development at Beechgrove Terrace in Aberdeen. The tree is Sorbus “Joseph Rock” a medium sized tree with fantastic yellow berries in the autumn along with amazing white flowers backed by green leaves which turn a deep red in autumn. The tree marks not only the centenary of Soroptimist International but also the transfer of the development to Osprey Housing Ltd. https://www.ospreyhousing.org.uk