A visit to Chernobyl

Our November Speaker Meeting revealed some alarming and sobering facts about Chernobyl, recently visited by Margaret Baker, who told us how incredibly ‘sad and angry’ she felt about this 1986 disaster, which could certainly have been avoided. The ruins of … Continued

Charter Dinner 2019

This year’s Charter Dinner, celebrating our Club’s eighty first birthday, was marked by a new venture. One of our aims as Soroptimists is to promote and celebrate the achievements of women and girls across the world. Earlier this year we … Continued

President Carole is honoured for her services to Bolton

Our President Carole Swarbrick, for many years a Councillor and recently Mayor, has been made an Honorary Alderman of Bolton. As she received this honour from the present Mayor, Councillor Hilary Fairclough, a colleague, Councillor Greenhalgh, said ‘Carole always spoke … Continued

Events in November

Friday November 1              81st Charter Dinner Tuesday November 5          Speaker Meeting – Margaret’s recent trip to Chernobyl Saturday November 9         Region Meeting (South Lancashire Clubs) Monday … Continued

Knickers for Africa

For nearly twenty years Angela and Stephen Rowley have been involved in a project to help villagers in a remote part of Kenya improve their lives in a partnership to bring Clean Water Health Care Education. It started with the … Continued

Longley Lane Recycling Centre

Five Soroptimists and friends visited Longley Lane Recycling Centre on September 17th. Putting waste into landfill costs £100 per tonne so recycling is pretty important.   It is also very complicated and quite expensive. The arbitrary rules are necessary at … Continued

Another hilarious evening with Betsy the Scullery Maid

Last year our preconceptions about Victorian England were challenged by the view from below stairs as relayed to us by Betsy. We started our current season of Speaker Meetings by inviting Betsy to tell us how she progressed to the … Continued

Hampers for the Hope Centre

Some years ago members of SI Bolton introduced the mums and tots the Hope Centre at St Andrews Church on Johnson Fold to the idea of making story sacks. That link has strengthened as members of SI Bolton have volunteered … Continued

Walk round Hollingworth Lake

We were glad of our waterproofs as we walked around Hollingworh Lake in Rochdale.         Short showers weren’t enough for Buster who was keen to check the map to see how often he could take a dip … Continued

Supporting Baby Basics

Last week four members of our Club visited a local charity – Baby Basics – taking two Moses baskets and items to fill them. Each month between 20 and 30 baskets are given to local young women faced with the … Continued