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Cold water swim fundraising

Cold water swim fundraising

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Cold Water Swim What a very brave lady! Vikki Turner Williams, our Secretary has just completed 75 cold water swims to celebrate our 75th Anniversary year.  She put £1 in the pot each time she dipped and the money will be shared between the Seal Rescue and the RNLI.  That’s a programme that was definitely put into action! Well done!

‘Rownd a Rownd’ at Porthi Dre – nearly new clothing sale

‘Rownd a Rownd’ at Porthi Dre – nearly new clothing sale

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‘Rownd a Rownd’ at Porthi Dre, Caernarfon Nearly New Clothing Sale A very successful charity event was held at Porthi Dre, Caernarfon on Saturday 23 March to raise money for President Marianne’s charity The Veronika Lemishenko Charity Foundation together with raising funds for Porthi Dre, Community Hub, Caernarfon with over £800 being raised so far. A very big THANK YOU to Susan and to all who worked so hard in making this such a special day.  We had a Nearly New Clothing sale from the S4C show ‘Rownd a Rownd’; Bric-a-Brac stall, Book stall, Tombola and of course tea and coffee with delicious cakes for everyone to enjoy.  Many thanks to Anne and all her volunteers at Porthi Dre for all their hard work on Saturday. Rooms at Porthi Dre, Ty Seiont are available for hire by organisations that contribute to the wellbeing of the

Donation Y Nyth – Hirael

Donation Y Nyth – Hirael

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At the February Orange Cafe planning for the club’s 75th club celebration, members were joined by pupils and staff from Hirael School President Marianne presented a cheque of £1,500 on behalf of the club to provide some furnishings and items for their wellbeing room ( Y Nyth ).

Gorwel (Local Women’s Refuge) Donation

Gorwel (Local Women’s Refuge) Donation

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President Marianne and Past President Gudrun chose International Women’s Day to meet with Osian Ellis CEO of Gorwel (Women’s Refuges) to donate a cheque for £1622.00 through activities during Gudrun’s presidency (including walking the Slate Trail in all weathers!) The refuge is a long standing charity supported by the club in many ways, especially at Christmas time with gifts, food and toiletries.

75th Club anniversary celebration

75th Club anniversary celebration

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President Marianne welcomed club members to SI Bangor and District’s 75th Anniversary Celebration Afternoon Tea which was held at Storiel Bangor on 5th March, 2024.  A warm welcome was also extended to Regional President Janet Murfin, President Sandra Snow and members from SI Llandudno,  Mary Rickards and Jane Williams from SI South Caernarfonshire and our Honorary Club members Enid Griffith (101 years young!) and Mair Jones OBE. Cllr Elin Walker Jones, Mayor of the City of Bangor spoke kindly of the work and service of club members to the community over many years. The Club was chartered in 1948 under the presidency of Mrs Gladys Emyr Hughes and a very interesting exhibition about our Club remains on show at the Storiel Museum, Bangor until the end of April.  Special thanks were extended to Helen Gwefryl and Dion Hamer at Storiel who provided invaluable help in

North Wales Club Membership Award

North Wales Club Membership Award

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President Marianne received the award on behalf of the club for the most increase in membership numbers across the Cheshire and north Wales region at the recent Soroptimist International Regional meeting.     A tombola of chocolate prizes was well supported at the meeting, proceeds were added to President Marianne’s Ukrainian charity.

Round the World Food part 2

Round the World Food part 2

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Member Maggie Hughes provided an entertaining evening of food exploration with a quiz on food around the world followed by a blind comparison tasting of 4 different foods from 3 supermarkets and their comparative pricing. Many of us were surprised at the differences between our preferences and the pricing of the items. A great light hearted evening on a cold winter evening!

Club evening North Wales Seal Rescue Organisation

Club evening North Wales Seal Rescue Organisation

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Ste Krafft a volunteer and Gem Simmonds of NWSRO  provided a fascinatingly informative presentation of the work of the seal population of north wales – their habitat, sightings, species, environmental and health challenges, as well as the best behaviour to adopt when anywhere near their presence. Gem also touched on other cetacean visitors to our shores and how to report any sightings. She was pleased to share the links below with members for further information on welsh marine conservation work British Divers Marine Life Rescue (bdmlr.org.uk) North Wales Seal Research Organisation (nwsro.org) Marine Environmental Monitoring (strandings.com)  

Get Set for Christmas -14th November, 2023

Get Set for Christmas -14th November, 2023

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What a wonderful evening we all had at our ‘Get Set for Christmas’ fundraising event excellently compered by Susan who guided us through an evening packed with demonstrations, crafts, competitions and generally an altogether fun evening. President Marianne warmly welcomed all our guests and in particular our Ukrainian friends Alla Lemishenko and Katerina who were representing ‘Glowing Harp’ the Veronika Lemishenko Charity Foundation the main beneficiary of the evening’s fundraising. The Foundation has been repurposed prioritising its efforts in support of those in need who remain in Ukraine during this time of conflict.  Assistance has been given to many causes including relief centers, hospitals, volunteers in various capacities and has even included support to animal shelters – many family pets left behind when their families had to leave Ukraine. The first demonstration of the evening was by Carys who showed us how to pack our