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Supporting Ty Hafan

Our Soroptimist year ended on a real high with President Eurwen’s presentation of a cheque to Emma Anthony of Ty Hafan, our chosen President’s charity for the year. Ty Hafan is one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities and offers care to children

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.

New Year Lunch

SI Bridgend kicked off 2018 with a New Year’s Lunch at The Heronston Hotel. The speaker, Mel Bastier, gave an interesting talk on willow weaving – with a number of members deciding that they would like to consider having a willow coffin! These photos show,

Soroptimist Sisters – President 3

Bridgend Soroptimists’ 70th anniversary year with a difference continues with the third of our three Presidents! President Lily Laesser handed over the chain of office to Eurwen Richards for her to start her 4 months as the Club’s President. As this is a special year

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

Celebrating 80th Birthday

One of our long-standing members celebrated her 80th birthday recently. Unfortunately Lynda has not been able to attend many Club meetings recently due to ill health, so Eileen visited Lynda at home to present her with her celebration cake.

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

Thank-you from Save the Children

Bridgend members were delighted to receive this ‘Thank You’ certificate from Anglesey ‘Save the Children’ for all the handbags, ties, scarves and belts donated by members and friends. The items were for sale on the Save the Children stand at the National Eisteddfod held this