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SI Edinburgh were featured in People’s Friend magazine

SI Edinburgh were featured in People’s Friend magazine

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In common with many people during lockdown, Carolyn a member of Soroptimist International of Edinburgh put her knitting skills to good use. She has knitted 150 little hats, some of which are pictured, for premature babies which she has kindly donated to a Glasgow hospital which she is currently attending. Carolyn has also knitted face mask extenders

SI Providenciales were in the Turks & Caicos Sun for their International Day of the Girl Child project

SI Providenciales were in the Turks & Caicos Sun for their International Day of the Girl Child project

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Soroptimist International of Providenciales celebrated International Day of the Girl Child on Sunday, October 11th, 2020 under the theme, “My Voice, Our Equal Future”. In light of the theme, the club initiative was to solicit electronic devices for vulnerable children to support their online learning including students they mentor from two government primary schools on

SI Chester was featured in The Guardian’s article about green habits adopted in 2020

SI Chester was featured in The Guardian’s article about green habits adopted in 2020

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Saying no to fast fashion The Soroptimist club in Chester’s members have committed to not buying new clothes from the start of lockdown until the end of 2020. Buying from charity shops, and essential supplies (underwear!), is allowed, but otherwise we have committed to each other to try to reduce the clothes and shoes we felt

SI Barbados were in the Barbados Advocate for their project helping vulnerable women

SI Barbados were in the Barbados Advocate for their project helping vulnerable women

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Fifty families whose financial situations were thrown into peril by the COVID-19 pandemic, received assistance from the Soroptimist International of Barbados (SIB) club recently. The club purchased $5000 in groceries and supplies to assist families led by non-national women suspected to be former victims of human trafficking. The donation followed through on a commitment made

SI Rhyl and District were in the Rhyl Journal for their support of Glan Clwyd Hospital

SI Rhyl and District were in the Rhyl Journal for their support of Glan Clwyd Hospital

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Members of Soroptimists International Rhyl & District have organised a number of schemes to support vulnerable people self-isolating. The group has been busy phoning elderly people, as well as doing their weekly weekly shops and cooking for them. The group have also launched ‘share and care’ plant swapping scheme, while some of the club’s members

SI Leigh and District were in the Leigh Journal for their donation of Kindness Hampers

SI Leigh and District were in the Leigh Journal for their donation of Kindness Hampers

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Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, keyworkers, in particular those in the NHS and carers, have been praised for their selfless work in helping others. Leigh Soroptomist President Lynda Lilley and other members of the group spent several hours, while adhering to social distancing rules, at The Bridge Community Cafe making up hampers for the 15 care