A fundamental part of being a Soroptimist is giving service to others. Bridgend President Helen Murdoch chose this as the theme for a Service of Thanksgiving held in the chapel at the Princess of Wales Hospital.
The service was led by the Reverend Hilary Jardine, Acting Head of Spiritual Care at the hospital and a good friend of the Bridgend Soroptimist Club.
President Helen opened the service by lighting our Soroptimist Candle – this was given to the Bridgend Club by their friendship link club SI Uusikaupunki in Finland and is lit at the start of all business and action meetings. This was followed by short prayers, readings and some very joyful hymns. President Elect Sharon closed the service with a reading entitled ‘Serving Others’ which reminds us that we are making a difference, even if sometimes we don’t think we are!
Members returned to the Heronston Hotel after the service for a very convivial evening of fun, friendship and food!