Calendar of Soroptimist Events
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September – October 2016
Soroptimist charity Bookstall at St Albans Market on Saturday 10 September, selling paperback fiction to mark International Literacy Day in aid of the St Albans & Hertsmere Women’s Refuge.
Do you want to donate some books? Help on the Day? Or just come along and stock up on some reading material!
The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are co-sponsoring World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th. The theme of this 11th anniversary event is “Stigma: A Major Barrier for Suicide Prevention.”
According to the WHO and the latest Burden of Disease Estimation, suicide is a major public health problem in high-income countries and is an emerging problem in low- and middle-income countries. Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in the world, especially among young people. Nearly one million people worldwide die by suicide each year. This corresponds to one death by suicide every 40 seconds. The number of lives lost each year through suicide exceeds the number of deaths due to homicide and war combined. These staggering figures do not include nonfatal suicide attempts which occur much more frequently than deaths by suicide.
SI Canterbury are holding a Barn Dance to raise funds for the Meru Women’s Garden Project – numbers are limited to 80.
Speaker on “Really Useful Plants”, followed by Afternoon Tea.
Stalls with plants, jams/chutneys, books and gardening tools.
Proceeds to Meru Women’s Garden Project.
This event is organised by SI Gravesend and District to celebrate 20 years of specialist domestic abuse services.
Experience low cost taster sessions of alternative therapies and health & beauty treatments ranging from henna to spray tans and massages plus so much more. Enjoy unique entertainment throughout the evening.
All funds raised will be spent within the refuge children’s services provided by Choices.
Please contact us for tickets or further information on 01322 280686.