Welcome to Bromley Soroptimists

 

The Bromley club is a lively group combining the enjoyment of friendship and social gatherings with fund raising and our programme action activities. The club was founded 60 years ago.  Whilst the majority of our members live in the London Borough of Bromley we welcome women working in the area or living in other areas.

Meetings are held in the Beckenham Methodist Church on the first and third Mondays of each month except August. We welcome visitors to our speaker meetings so we can share the expertise of our speakers and the refreshments afterwards. Please see our programme page for more details.

We support local, national and international charities and projects through fundraising and by giving individual and group service.

 In 2018/19 we raised money for –

Bromley Borough Foodbanks- to fund the fuel for the vehicle that’ s driven miles and miles to distribute food to the four Foodbank outlets in the Borough.

Sandra & Chris help out at the summer lunch and fun days organised by Bromley Foodbanks and Bromley Methodist Church

Palestinian children with disabilities-We work in partnership with the UK based charity ABCD and we are sponsoring a Physiotherapist from their rehabilitation service to undertake further training.

The Red Box Project- This charity provides red boxes in local schools so girls can access essential sanitary provisions. We plan to fund a box .

Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid- We have supported our local service for women who are victims of domestic violence for many years and will continue to provide practical support.

In 2019/20 we’ll continue our support to Bromley Foodbanks both by fund raising and helping out and  the Red Box project until it’s clear how the new Government policy is implemented. We’re debating which international project we’ll ‘adopt’ this year.

We were delighted to welcome Rozina Ahmed from the Greater London Authority who talked to us about her work in PR with three London Mayors

Rozina Ahmed at our January meeting

SIGBI Annual Conference Bournemouth October 2019

Over 900 women, some  travelling from Africa and Asia, spent 3 days at the SIGBI conference. Photographs were not permitted during sessions (Data Protection!) so these images show the more social side of our weekend. All the speeches and information will be on the sigbi.org website in the next couple of weeks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine into water

How better to raise funds than to enjoy the hospitality of Chez RetA- good food, wine and company with Water Aid benefitting from the proceeds.