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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 Albert Clock in the Square Barnstaple with its face lit orange on request of The Barnstaple and District  Soroptimists to mark the 16 days of activism for the elimination of violence  against women.

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

An Autumn tidy of the Women`s Refuge garden

Mental Health Awareness Day

Lunch with the Regional President Valerie when she visited Barnstaple

Regional President Valerie Nuttall
Regional President Valerie Nuttall

Meeting with Maria from an Austrian Soroptimist Club when she was in the area.

Preparing For The Petal Scattering Event later in the yearPreparing for the Petal Scattering Event later in the year

New logo for Soroptimist International revealed at the Dublin Convention

President Barbara welcomes new member Jackie

Welcome to New President Barbara

Welcome to new President Barbara

No 63 Newsletter

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Busy Packing Spikeys

Working in the Women`s Refuge Garden


Earlier this year President Susie handed over knitted bunting to celebrate the coronation and  a cheque to Ali Hunt fundraiser at the North Devon Hospice

Earlier this year President Susie handed over knitted bunting to celebrate the coronation and  a cheque to Ali Hunt fundraiser at the North Devon Hospice

Collecting for Water Aid

Gardening at the North Devon Women`s Refuge

70 years in Barnstaple
70 years in Barnstaple

Barnstaple Town Council supported the club`s Colour it Orange Campaign by allowing the clock faces on the Albert Memorial Clock in the Square in the centre of the town to shine out orange.

The Soroptimist statue at the National Arboretum

Orange Cafe

Club members handing out free books from the stall by the church gates in the High Street Barnstaple

Talking to the public about the dangers of drink spiking at the Pride festival in Bideford

Handing out Spikeys and Stop Tops at the beginning of the new term at Petroc college

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

Mary Passmore was one of our longest serving members

The Late Mary Passmore long time member of the club

Mary Passmore

Knickers for Knowledge Project

Members are very pleased to have been informed  that their ‘Knickers for Knowledge’ poster submission has been accepted as one of 100 being displayed at the Soroptimist International Convention in Dublin in July 2023. Ours will be one of the first 50 that will be displayed on 27th July, with the other 50 being displayed the following day. This will give 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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