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We have fun and work on projects with the aim of making a difference and helping improve the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and worldwide


 Raising Funds for  Local Charities


Raising Awareness


Oceanfest Croyde

We three members of SI Barnstaple and District distributed 200 bags of Spikeys and StopTopps at the annual Oceanfest, held in Croyde. We listened to stories of spiking from some people and educated others in how to avoid being a victim of the crime, by using the deterrents that our club has been giving away for free for several years. If we save one person we will have done our job

Picnic in the Park


Welcoming Diana as a member of the club

In the absence of President Barbara, Susie welcomed new member Diana to the club.


Meeting with Regional President Margaret


The club AGM and Knickers for Knowledge AGM was followed by a meal.


Collecting for Water Aid

Club members collected for water aid at Ashford Garden Centre, well as collecting money they were aiming to raise awareness that not everywhere in the world has access to clean water from a tap.


The Anti-Spiking Campaign

Below a picture of supplies of spikeys and stop tops ready to be bagged up before distribution in the club`s ongoing campaign against drink spiking.

International Women`s Day 

Mention of the Club`s Work in the local newspaper by Selaine Saxby MP

Raising funds for The North Devon Hospice

Update on the Campaign to Raise Awareness of Drink Spiking

A Human Rights Day Brunch


Barnstaple and District Soroptimists and Community came together to to stand for the Elimination of Violence against Women

 Lewis Clarke wrote an excellent article for the North Devon Journal which also  appeared on the Devon Live website .

This photograph below is taken from his article.

 Members were joined by the MP Selaine Saxby, the Mayor of Barnstaple Louisa York , the Town Clerk and the Superintendent  of Police.
To read Lewis Clarke`s article covering The Petal Scattering Event on the Devon Live website please click here

Photo courtesy of Devon Live


Petal Scattering by the River Taw

photo courtesy of Devon Live


The club`s  anti-spiking campaign won an award at the Soroptimist Conference in London under the category of working with partners to deliver a successful project.

Raising funds for the Knickers for Knowledge project

Gardening at the North Devon Women`s Refuge


70 years in Barnstaple
70 years in Barnstaple


The Soroptimist statue at the National Arboretum

International President from the Barnstaple Club 1967- 69Marion Stallard 1nternational president 1967 - 1969

Orange Cafe

5000 new beer mats printed for the anti drink spiking campaign


The Campaign to raise awareness of drink spiking


Sorting clothing for the Knickers for Knowledge Project 

Sorting second hand clothes for the Knickers for Knowledge project

Knickers for Knowledge Project

Members were very pleased to have been informed  that their ‘Knickers for Knowledge’ poster submission has been accepted as one of 100 that were displayed at the Soroptimist International Convention in Dublin in 2023. This lgave our project wonderful publicity around the five Federations of Soroptimist International.


Another toilet built through the Toilet Twinning

Raising Funds For North Devon Hospice



Drink Spiking

Litter Pick in Local Park
Litterpick in Rock Park


A Car Boot Sale for Local Charities

Working with a local school

Working with children from a local Special school to plant trees on a former member`s land.


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