Programme Action is what we call the work we undertake to support Soroptimist International (SI) to achieve the goals and objectives agreed by the organisation. We give service both locally, nationally and internationally and also work on projects which we report up to the United Nations where SI holds Category One Status.
Due to the current Pandemic our club cannot meet up as usual to give the normal support it would to local organisations but our members have been kept busy behind the scenes doing whatever they can to support local, national and international projects.
Members who usually record the Talking News in the studio at Princess Alexandra Care Home, have downloaded the Audacity app and following special training have carried on their good work, recording from their own homes.
Other projects our members have been involved in are:
Making Scrubs and Face Masks for the NHS
Knitting Blankets for the Fistuala Hospital in Ethiopia
Collecting Books and Toys for Local Schools
Collecting Bras and Knickers for the charity “Smalls for All”
Collecting old spectacles for Vision Aid
New for 2021
We have not been able to host our usual Programme Action Supper, usually held at this time of year, to support The Fylde Coast Women’s Refuge due to being in Lockdown. We are therefore continuing to collect cleaning items for the women in the refuge to use when they set up a new home on their own.
We are asking our members, family and friends to collect ring pulls (drinks cans only please). These are used by “Purple Community Fund” who send them to women and girls in the Phillipines and Tanzania who live in poverty. They in turn use them to upcycle them into stylish fashionable accessories and items of jewellery which are then sold. Each ring pull is worth 3p