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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

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SI Warrington were in the Warrington Guardian for their new School Club

SI Warrington were in the Warrington Guardian for their new School Club

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GIRLS from Great Sankey High School attended a ceremony to charter their newly-formed Soroptistars school club. This initiative grew out of the ongoing collaboration between the high school and Soroptimist International of Warrington, a women’s volunteer organisation that works in the community to transform the lives of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling
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SI Swindon and District were in This Is Wiltshire for their donation of presents to a Women’s Centre

SI Swindon and District were in This Is Wiltshire for their donation of presents to a Women’s Centre

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Swindon Soroptimists presented 25 Christmas shoeboxes full of gifts to the Swindon Nelson Trust Women’s Centre for the fifth year in a row. Generous members and their friends filled each box with dozens of different goodies that they had collected over the year. The club also donated clothes and household items for the clients spending

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SI St Albans and District were in The Herts Advertiser their presentation of a Toilet Twinning certificate to a local radio presenter

SI St Albans and District were in The Herts Advertiser their presentation of a Toilet Twinning certificate to a local radio presenter

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The presenters raised £60 twin their loo with a latrine in Mzikubora, Mzimba District, Malawi. Steve said: “I put a jar in the studio and every time a presenter made a mistake they put £1 in the jar. It didn’t take long!” As part of the Toilet Twinning Charity initiative, people can donate to help

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SI Harrogate and District were in the Harrogate Informer for their award to a young tennis player

SI Harrogate and District were in the Harrogate Informer for their award to a young tennis player

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Harrogate and District Soroptimist President Sylvia Purser was delighted to present the Gill Smith Memorial Trophy for the ‘Best Girl Improver’ at the Spa Tennis Club to Freya Smith. Freya joined Tennis Harrogate as a small child, aged 6. She really enjoys the classes and camps with Head Coach Matt McTurk and the team. She

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SI Abergavenny and District were in the Abergavenny Chronicle for their orange campaign

SI Abergavenny and District were in the Abergavenny Chronicle for their orange campaign

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An orange glow will be flooding the shopping streets of Abergavenny thanks to support from the town’s Soroptimist club for the United Nation’s campaign against gender-based violence. While gender-based violence can happen to anyone, anywhere, some women and girls are particularly vulnerable. Examples of gender-based violence include domestic abuse, forced marriage, rape and sexual exploitation.

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SI Guernsey were in ITV News for their Loves Me… Loves Me Not… campaign

SI Guernsey were in ITV News for their Loves Me… Loves Me Not… campaign

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Women’s progress group the Soroptimists of Guernsey were handing out reminders to the public today of the signs of an abusive relationship. 1 in 4 Women experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. 1 in 6 Men experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. 95% Domestic abuse survivors say they experienced coercive control. The campaign group took