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What are Soroptimists?

The townspeople of Cowbridge had an opportunity to find out more about Soroptimist International at a display mounted in Cowbridge Library over the last two weeks.

The display featured a range of projects that Bridgend Soroptimists are involved in and visitors were invited to take a leaflet and find out more.

The club which was founded in 1947 is part of a global volunteer movement of women working together to transform the lives of women and girls. Members are women from all walks of life who raise awareness of local, national and international issues, and support local charities.

The Bridgend Club’s primary focus in the last 12 months has been on empowering women and girls. In particular we have been campaigning on domestic abuse, participated in the UN #OrangeTheWorld campaign providing knitted and crocheted orange flowers for a magnificent display in Llandaff Cathedral and supported Llamau and Barnardos with donations and hands-on support.

Members have also contributed extensively to Pipal Tree, a charity in Nepal, which improves the education and skills of the most vulnerable women and girls, as well as sponsored the education of girls in secondary education in Cape Verde. Closer to home, we link with Young Carers in Bridgend, run a Brownies Got Talent competition to give girls greater confidence and regularly run afternoon teas for elderly friends.

If any of these projects spark your interest and you would like to know more, why not come along to one of our meetings, meet like-minded women and explore the opportunities for you to join us. Click here or call our secretary, Margaret, on 07791 989096 or

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