Club news

International Evening – Meru Garden Project update

Cannock and Stafford Soroptimists and their guests were delighted on 9th October to welcome Patricia Gatherum to celebrate their International Evening. Patricia had travelled from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to be with them. She is the coordinator for the project that Soroptimist International … Continued

SI Cannock in town centre

Cannock Soroptimists held a successful day in Cannock Town Centre recently when many members of the public paid them a visit to donate items of sanitary wear and also toiletries. They had responded to articles in the press and to … Continued

Forced Marriage and Honour Abuse Talk

President of SI Cannock June Bould welcomed members and guests, including region President Jan Gray, to their September speaker meeting and introduced speaker Detective Sergeant Sharon Smith of the West Midlands Police.   Sharon is Safeguarding Lead and specialises in the … Continued

Summer Celebration at Mitton Manor

Cannock Soroptimists together with family and friends – 80 in total – enjoyed a wonderful afternoon at Mitton Manor, Penkridge, for their annual Summer Celebration. President June Bould wanted somewhere quintessentially English where people could walk, chat, enjoy their surroundings … Continued

Your Body, Your Rules

Cannock Soroptimists are helping local schools to address the issue of sexting: the sending and receiving of nude pictures and sexually explicit text messages, something which is increasingly becoming normal among teenagers. Often, the youngsters don’t realise they may be … Continued

Period Poverty Petition

Cannock Soroptimists have become aware of a growing problem in this country – families who cannot afford to buy sanitary wear needed each month. A survey found that more than 137,700 girls have missed school in the last year because … Continued

Open Garden Weekend for Meru Garden Project

Cannock Soroptimists supported the Meru Women’s Garden Project by holding an Open Garden weekend on one of the sunniest, warmest weekends we’ve had this year. Around 40 people went along to each of the events, hosted by June Bould, President … Continued

SI Cannock Marshalling at Ironman

Cannock Soroptimists again volunteered at the annual Staffordshire Ironman 70.3 race and this year were involved in packing the bags given to all competitors and to those who marshal on the day. Club President June Bould and Soroptimist Carole Holdcroft … Continued

Phoenix Project – President June’s charity

At the meeting on the 5th June SI Cannock was delighted to welcome Nikki Archer Supportive Care Director & lead for Bereavement Service at St Giles Hospice to the meeting. Nikki gave an extremely interesting and informative presentation on the … Continued