Over 50 people attended a fundraising event for St Peter’s Hospice which was held by Soroptimist International of Bristol on 23rd February 2022. This was held at Audley Redwood whose friendly staff served tea and delicious cakes to our guests. There was lots of chat as old friends were re-united and new friends made. After tea Bristol Soroptimist Pauline C delighted the audience with a demonstration of how to cover a cake with shop bought royal icing. We watched in awe as she deftly softened the block of icing, rolled it into a perfect circle and lifted it up to cover the cake. She went on to show us how to make roses and then how to do piping round the edge of the cake. There was a concentrated silence in the room as we watched in awe. On another table there
Toby is not a stranger to SI Bristol and he started by reminding us that the last time he came to talk to us it was snowing hard, and we wondered if we would all get home safely. This time we were threatened by the rain! He told us that he was the third generation of the family to be in the antiques trade. His grandfather started the trend, he was originally a fishmonger and started his day incredibly early and saw antique sellers starting their day so much later. So he sold his fish shop and moved quickly into the antiques market. First in Luton then soon moving to Suffolk where people queued up to purchase goods even before he got them out of the van. Toby accompanied his grandfather and uncles and at an early age took an interest in antiques. He studied
Orange the World: Railing Against Abuse Yet again we Oranged the World starting at our Club Meeting on November 22nd saying “no” to Abuse. Then on Thursday 25th November we joined a Regional “Railing Against Abuse” march organised by Soroptimist Weston-super-Mare in Weston and a group of Bristol club members also met at the Clifton Rocks Railway in Bristol (built in the 1800’s), tied orange ribbons on the gate to saying “No to violence against women”. For the “16 Days of Activism” we posted on social media and then finally on the 10th December we held a Zoom meeting inviting our Friendship Links and had a speaker from Save the Children. A fitting way to end our 16 days of Activism Saturday 27th November St Peter’s Hospice Fundraiser: Our Charity of the Year Our Soroptimist Bristol team had a stall in a Gift & Craft Fair in
On 11th September Yvonne, Liz N and Sally represented SI Bristol on the St Peter’s Hospice Midnight Walk. They had an enjoyable time and were up bright and early the next day for our 100 years celebratory tea. Donations are still coming in and so please let us know if you’d like to make a donation.
We were pleased to welcome Esther Hall who is the community fundraiser for St Peter’s Hospice which is our Club Charity of the year for 2021/22. St Peter’s Hospice is a Bristol based charity. It was established over 40 years ago originally in South Bristol by a group of people led by the Bourne family. It provides care and support to adults who are living with a progressive life-limiting illness in the Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset area. Much of the support is provided in people’s homes. Their newly refurbished inpatient facilities in Westbury-on–Trym look amazing. The Hospice supports over 500 people at any one time and their approach “Live well, die well” was self-evident as Esther’s enthusiasm rubbed off on us all. She told us of the volunteering opportunities and explored suggestions that we made. Esther will work with us to ensure we make