Laskcavo prosimo na nash druzniy vechir President Marianne was delighted to welcome our Ukrainian guests to what was a wonderful evening of friendship and fun. Our guest speaker Alla Lemishenko shared a very moving video and spoke with such feeling and emotion clearly moved by the images of her home country and her beautiful and very talented daughter Veronika. We had a real taste of Ukrainian hospitality and food and members expressed their warm appreciation to Alla, Vira , Olga, Masha, Katerina, Iryna and Eva for creating such a feast and sharing their very personal and heartfelt stories with us – there was not a dry eye in the house. Veronika Lemishenko’s Charity Foundation is one of two Charities supported by President Marianne this year and is supporting the Ukrainian International Project ‘Glowing Harp’. The Foundation has been repurposed prioritising its efforts in support of
As part of the October 3rd meeting, members wore something pink and held a raffle. Delicious cakes were also brought along to raise funds in the tea and coffee break. A total of £168 was raised for Breast Cancer Now
President Marianne, SI Bangor & District presented Anest Jeffery, Trainee Rehabilitation Officer at The North Wales Society of the Blind with a cheque in the sum of £320.00. This money was raised at the annual Summer Charity Fair at Beaumaris on Sunday 27th August. The event is organised by the Rotary Club, Bangor. Many thanks to all members of SI Bangor and friends who very generously contributed to the stall – we are extremely grateful for your continued support. Diolch/Thank you Picture – President Marianne Jackson, SI Bangor, Olga Evison SI Bangor and Anest Jeffery, North Wales Society of the Blind
The 25th of every month is Orange Day, and SIGBI have launched a new initiative starting 25 May 2023, for Soroptimists to hold an Orange Cafe to raise awareness to end violence against women and children. Each Month a group of members paint the world Orange’ in Cafe Bwyd Da, Bangor. The Cafe located in the heart of our city is an innovative initiative of partnership working which has created a food club, café, deli and bistro. This includes the North Wales Recovery Community which is one of our President’s charities this year. Our Story: Healthy, Home-cooked, and Delicious Food (bwyddabangor.co.uk) September 2023 August 2023 Cafe meet up August Summer Gathering theme July 2023 Cafe meet up May 2023 Cafe meet up
SIGBI Day of Action 15th July and in recognition of World Youth Skills Day President Marianne had the privilege of meeting Queen’s Guide and Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award holder Bethan Hughes Evans and exchanged Girl Guiding stories Bethan is off to Sangam in India end of September and will be representing Wales .. we’re proud to be able to support Bethan and will hear all about her adventures when she comes to speak to us next May
We joined the Wild Weekender! From 28th April to 1st May, which brought together people to sow, grow, and create habitats that benefit wildlife and people. Whether it’s a garden, a balcony, a community space, or a single pot, any outdoor area can become a thriving haven. The WWF, the RSPB and the National Trust have come together for the Save Our Wild Isles campaign which is an urgent call to all of us to unite and take action for its recovery. Our club secretary made up some wild flower seed packets which members took away to plant and contribute to increasing our wildlife habitats
A very generous donation of sanitary products were taken to the Regional meeting on Saturday 20th May for Regional President Susan’s project on tackling Period Poverty. Bangor’s collection has been donated to the food bank in Caernarfon and will be distributed to the local community helping to alleviate period poverty. Many thanks to Rhian for transporting to the food bank centre. .
Donations of toiletries were taken to our local Women’s Refuge ahead of the Christmas season. Hoping they bring some comfort at a difficult time for some
Well done all members of SI Bangor – it’s very humbling and heartwarming knowing we are helping women and children in need and this is what being a Soroptimist is all about. Special thanks to Marianne and Julie for helping to organise and arranging distribution.
Members of SI Bangor presenting cheque to Beverly Bradley,Ty Gobaith in the sum of £1,000 from monies raised over the summer months. This weekend that amount will be match funded therefore a sum of £2,000 will be received by the Hospice.