24/6/19 Speakers from local youth clubs and Sioned Evans ,Healthy relationship Officer talked how our bookmarks LovemeLovemenot are assisting young people
11/7/19 Friendship Evening with a Colours theme with guests from Bangor Soroptimists.Entertainment from the Coffin Dodgers and a quiz on
9/5/19 Club meeting Speaker Clare Bailey from Ynys Mon Mind- former President Averil’s Main Charity and club members wore green at meeting
April 2022 – Chains of office change – duly accepted by Mal Blackburn from Gwenda Parry . Janet Rowlands was passed the President Elect chain on behalf of the club which wished them all luck and friendship.
May 2022 – Regional meeting in Llandudno – super speakers on International Climate Change events by Clair Nasir (advisor to UN and COP 26 attendee) and the Recycling Project in Conway, which is breaking through boundaries and being held up as a national trailblazer. Our Regional President Yvonne carried the theme through with lots of information about recycling, reusing and reducing.
June 2022 – welcomed speaker Elaine – who put the group through their paces with Chair Yoga – real benefits to physical and mental health
July 2022 – Anglesey Soroptimists support the Regional Soroptimist – Cheshire, North Wales and Wirral at our stall at the Llangollen Eisteddfod 3 day event 7 – 10th July 2022. What a truly fabulous event this is, a real celebration of music, dance, merriment and friendship. We attended on children’s day, which was emotional and heart warming to see the school children from this country and across the world, come together in harmony and support. The Young Peace Makers award 2022 celebrated contributions to Peace, Climate Justice and Equality – a real reason to be thankful that these young people are trying to make the change required!
Well done to all contributors, guests and organisers – it is great to see things like this back up and running post pandemic.
Mal quite enjoyed her ride on the Emergency Blood Transport bike too ………..
Our Soroptimists Eisteddfod sponsored choir ‘The Choir of E.Mikeladze Central Music School’ from Georgia, joined the Soroptomist’s tent and the team welcomed this modest group of young people, to join us for refreshments. With an inspiring philosophy of ‘Singing Makes Perfect’ they went on to give an impromptu performance to the delight of all.
July 2022 – completing lots and lots of ‘mastectomy’ cushions that will be sent to support ladies post surgery, we have had letters of thanks letting us know that these cushions really do make a difference to the comfort and recovery of these ladies. Diolch yn fawr Anglesey members for the time, effort and love that you have put in to making them.
July 2022 – a great Friendship Evening at Y Caban Newborough, Fabulous Food, Friendship and Fundraising with an excellent ‘Fairtrade’ raffle, three very luck winners. a delicious super and great bi-lingual music from The Coffin Dodgers. Thank you everyone who attended, contributed or supported. Here’s to next year!!
August Beach Clean, Diolch yn fawr Sue for organising (as always) at the inland sea flood gates in Treaddur Bay. A great session removing 4 full bags of rubbish, mainly plastics and fishing line, and special thanks to a passing family who stopped with their children to help (blurred as permissions not obtained) it is great that the children (whom are our greatest hope in the war against rubbish, particularly plastics) were so keen to get involved, work hard and know that they are doing our planet a great service in litter collecting – well done all !
September – Post Operative cushion making. Cushions that provide some comfort for ladies recovering from breast surgery are made and donated to Ysbyty Gwynedd every few weeks and it is a lovely chilled afternoon cutting out templates too.
Paul Minter who has established a charity called Heads Up is running around Britain and Ireland raising funds for the charity which supports veterans with mental health issues, assisting recuperation and recovery. he has been running 5000 miles (phew!) and we caught up with him in Cemaes Bay as he finished for the day. Gwenda hosted him that evening and we donated to this incredibly worthwhile charity – well done Paul! (who btw finishes on the 1st October in Liverpool).
Anglesey Soroptimists had a ‘pop-up’ charity shop in Holyhead for 5 days. we had lots of great donations to sell and our customers snapped up bargains everyday. Thank you to all who donated, supported, worked in the shop and helped us carrying boxes! a HUGE success and lots of money raised for our local charities – Diolch yn Fawr.
October – we held a pop up Breast Cancer Awareness stall in our local co-op. We gave away lots of leaflets, freebies and had chats about the importance of checking. we also raised some money which we will put towards materials for our Mastectomy cushions. We also emphasised the importance of men checking their breast tissue too, helped by Richard from the windmill in Melin Llynon!
We had a fabulous talk from Polly, who is a young lady undertaking an Apprenticeship in boat building here on Anglesey. we are delighted to support her with a donation towards her training and we look forward to visiting her and the boatyard in summer.
November brought plenty of us coming together to finish our post op cushions, what a lovely afternoon we had. These are just 10 out of the 80 we completed! We had lots of lovely cake to keep us focused too courtesy of Rhiannon and Janet x
HUGE congratulations to Frankie, one of our members, who won the ‘Entrepreneur for Good’ award at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards – there were incredible entrants working on super projects, schemes and businesses, congratulations to all who applied to this worthwhile and prestigious award on their 10 year anniversary.
Our very own Frankie won! We are all delighted for you, the award is very well deserved.
November – Our Anglesey Soroptimists committing to promoting the end to Gender Based Violence by raising awareness and promoting local services where help and advice is available.