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Project shortlisted!

SI Bridgend is delighted that our project with ChoraChori has been shortlisted for the SI Wales South Regional Programme Action award. Club members have been invited to make a presentation on the project at the Regional AGM in September to inform other clubs about how

Soroptimists Spreading the Word

SI Bridgend was invited to put up a display in Cowbridge Library for the month of June to spread the word about Soroptimist International. This was an excellent opportunity to publicise Soroptimist International as well as highlight the many local, national and international service projects

Soroptimists walk through the cold

On 10 March, Bridgend Soroptimists marked International Women’s Day with a group walk along the seafront at Porthcawl. A rather wild and windy day meant that numbers were not as buoyant as they could have been. Nonetheless, members walked from Coney Beach to Rest Bay.

Meru Women’s Garden Project Christmas Tree

Once again SI Bridgend participated in the Bridgend Christmas Tree Festival held in Nolton Church. The decision was taken to decorate the tree with felt fruit and vegetables – beautifully made by one of our talented members – to create awareness of the SIGBI project,

Recognition for Barnardo’s Parc Prison Project

Bridgend Soroptimists have been recognised for the work they are doing with Barnardo’s at Parc Prison Family Centre. The notice of thanks appears on the display screens at the entrance to the Family Centre. Thank you Barnardo’s – we look forward to continuing to work

Anti-Trafficking Survey

This month members of SI Bridgend joined Soroptimists from across the UK to take part in the UK Programme Action Committee (UKPAC) survey on Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking. Members completed the questionnaires themselves and also handed them out to family and friends, as well as

First Prize for Service Project

There was great excitement when SI Bridgend were awarded first prize for this year’s SI Wales South Regional Programme Action Award. The Award recognises the work undertaken by the Club on the project with Barnardos in the family centre at Parc Prison. The certificate was

Local children’s charities benefit from fundraising activity

Outgoing President Bethan was delighted to present a cheque for £1000 to Laura Tranter from Barnardo’s at the Club’s AGM. President Bethan said, “My chosen charity for the year was Barnardo’s and, in particular, supporting Barnardo’s in Bridgend and their community support for offenders’ families.

Saving mothers and babies in Africa

Over the past year members of SI Bridgend have been busily knitting and crocheting squares to make baby blankets for the charity ‘Life for African Mothers’, a maternal health charity aiming to make birth safer in sub Saharan Africa. Members were moved to take action

Anti-trafficking Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Festival

Once again, SI Bridgend participated in the Bridgend Christmas Tree Festival at Nolton Church. Members took the opportunity to spread the message about Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking. Madeline Moon MP congratulated the club on their creativity and on their tenacity in continuing to