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Soroptimist International - Bolton

Soroptimist International of Bolton is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Welcome to SI Bolton

Welcome to the website of Soroptimist International of Bolton. Our Club was first chartered in 1938 and even in lockdown we were able to celebrate our 83 years of service to women and girls in Bolton and the world.

Ours is a worldwide organisation of women who work to advance the status of women at local, national and international level. We do this through local and national projects and by raising awareness of issues affecting women and girls around the world. 

This photograph shows Club Member Margaret with three of the girls we support for their education in Nepal.

Our meetings usually involve planning for our projects or finding ways to help women and girls world wide, but we have plenty of time for friendship and fun with members of other clubs at fund raising events, tea parties and visits.

For nearly two years our Club Diary was empty – but regular emails and phone calls and Zoom sessions kept the Club together, and games like Call my Bluff and a Balloon Debate were enjoyable to cheer our isolation during lockdown.

Now we have a monthly meeting at our new venue the Mercure Hotel on the A6 at Blackrod (BL6 5RU). 

If you would like to attend any of our meetings please contact us via the “Contact” page or email our Secretary Jane Hemingway :

You will be made most welcome!

Recent Club News


For many years members of S I Bolton have been involved with Tots on Tuesday…

Focusing on the next generation

A legacy of lockdown was the making of numerous ‘Trauma Teddies’, to be given for…

‘She Inspires’

The ‘She Inspires’ awards have their origins in Bolton and we are proud to have…

Backup in Bolton

Our first project in the autumn was to create eight boxes of useful and comforting…

A President for the Times

Our new President Glynis Hughes is the owner of two nursing homes in Bolton and…

Getting used to life again!

Since we emerged from isolation last month we have enjoyed two meetings at the Mercure,…