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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 started ‘proper meetings’ again, at our new venue the Mercure Hotel on the A6 at Blackrod (BL6 5RU). The date we had been waiting for was Tuesday September 7th at 7.30 pm. Please see the Events Page for future meetings and events.

If you would like to attend any of our meetings please contact us via the “Contact” page or email President Glynis via

You will be made most welcome!

Recent Club News

Getting used to life again!

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

Meeting after 15 months!

At our first ‘real’ meeting for fifteen months we celebrated a number of things –…

Volunteer and meet ‘old friends’ and new.

During the last two years we have certainly learned to value the friendships that are…

Being creative for Programme Action

The plan to work with children at Fortalice, by teaching craft skills and providing the…

The Social Side of Soroptimism

A second grief for the Club is the loss of Cynthia Schofield. As Soroptimits we…

Making a Difference

At this strange and extraordinary time, the sad news keeps on coming. Frankie Hahlo, our...