Challenge 50

Soroptimists rise to the 50th challenge!


In this Challenging year! Tracey completed 50 hours of volunteering at Sully Library.


Group C achieved their 50th challenge for January 2018 – collecting children’s hats, gloves, scarves and lightweight stationary for Lesotho.

Here is a photo of Pat completing her 50 hours at the food bank.

To coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Barry & District Soroptimists,  President Jackie  issued a 50th challenge at the AGM to members of the Club.  Groups and individuals were challenged to undertake  an act of service which incorporates 50.

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The first group, led by Kay Thomas,  responded to  this  challenge  by collecting  50 plus greetings cards in the month of May, for patients on the Sam Davies Ward in Barry Hospital. The idea was to enable those on the ward to stay connected with relatives and friends while in hospital.

Atal Y Fro benefit from the Soroptimists’ 50 challenge


The ladies in Atal y Fro, the women’s refuge, were the recipients of June’s  50th  Challenge. Members collected personal hygiene items to donate to women victims of domestic violence. Lana Gould from Atal Y Fro was very appreciative of the Soroptimists’ support   and said that the items would be most useful for those seeking emergency temporary accommodation.


Here are a couple of photos of Tracey with origami trees and hedgehogs that she made to raise funds for Penarth and District Lesotho Trust (PADLT). Tracey completed her challenge (50 trees and hedgehogs made from paperback books) on Friday!

Group B decided to set themselves personal 50th challenges. They have started!

Jan completed her 50th challenge, garments for babies in Africa….

Linda J made 50 cakes for various Soroptimist events over the summer.

 Audrey is seen here completing her personal challenge for
 Group B .
This is the 50th cup of coffee she has made between April and August whilst volunteering to support vulnerable witnesses in Cardiff Magistrates Court.

Soroptimist friend and supporter  Jane Brook has risen to the 50th challenge by knitting 50 plus ( 100 in fact) chicks for the Velindre chick Appeal. Every year for the past 16 years SI Barry & District members have knitted chicks for the Easter Appeal. Last year they reached 20,000 chicks. Thank you Jane. If anyone else feels they can do the 50 challenge and knit chicks, please contact us !.