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Soroptimists ‘Visit’ Italy

Crosby’s Soroptimists have been to Italy – virtually.

They marked the United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women by joining up with Soroptimists in Jesi at a special event.

Women representing community, political and cultural life in Jesi were due to speak at the meeting.

Crosby’s President Chris Chua-Short gave a short presentation on the club, focussing on links with Sefton Women’s and Children’s Aid. She thanked her Italian counterpart, President Catia Mastantuono, for the invitation.

The UN slogan ‘Orange the World’ draws attention to the campaign. Members therefore featured ‘something orange’.

SI Crosby forged a friendship link with SI Jesi when the Italian club was founded, two years ago.

Cynthia Ashworth, who co-ordinates Crosby’s contacts with its link clubs, organised the ‘trip to Italy’. “We were delighted to join our Italian sisters to mark this special UN Day,” she said.

“Jesi Soroptimist Denise Black-Pozzi set up this opportunity for us. We all look forward to getting to know each other in person once the pandemic has passed. Visits between Crosby and Jesi are definitely on the cards.”