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Friends across the Pennines

Crosby Soroptimists travelled to Keighley to help celebrate a milestone anniversary.

The Keighley and Crosby clubs have a friendship link, keeping in touch and meeting up whenever possible. SI Keighley is 90 years young – hence a special lunch with entertainment and a guest speaker.

Local vocalist Mela Busby chose a theme of ‘women’s voices over 90 years’. Her medley of songs was a delightful backdrop to the day.

The speaker was Michelle Hands. The founder of She Who Dares Wins, she aims to ‘connect, support, and inspire women to carve their own extraordinary paths’.

Michelle’s regular podcasts feature women trailblazers. These interviews, and her uncompromising approach to tackling challenges, are gaining much attention.

Club member Yvonne Atkinson co-ordinates SI Crosby’s several friendship links with clubs worldwide: “Our Keighley sisters made us very welcome and I am delighted we were able to join them to celebrate this milestone.

“There was, of course, a special cake and, this being Yorkshire, it was fruit cake – served with cheese. Delicious!”