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Action Round-up

In recent months, Crosby Soroptimists worked creatively to serve our local community, and beyond – and even to care for ourselves.

Walking Back to Happiness – This was a personal challenge for each club member throughout 2021. We were addressing our physical and mental wellbeing in difficult times. So while we exercised by ‘walking back to happiness‘ we also savoured the delights of our area – and snapped the occasional photo.

Waterloo Primary School – A ‘chance encounter’ and a subsequent Zoom meeting with the headteacher revealed the school’s educational and social challenges during the pandemic. Members immediately resolved to fund a number of laptops to support children’ home learning. The word has spread! Continuing the education link-up, several Soroptimists are now volunteer ‘Reading Partners’ at the school.

Knit for Peace – Members are knitting and crocheting squares, sewing them together, and adding a neat border. It’s a team effort! We have now completed 43 blankets and sent them to ‘Knit for Peace‘. That’s since March 2921. More are ‘in progress’.

South Sefton Foodbank – We continue to make regular food donations.

Personal protection – In early Covid-time, when PPE was in short supply, some members sewed scrubs and face masks. We donated many masks to Sefton Woman & Children’s Aid and Age Concern for their clients.

St Joseph’s Hospice – As a gesture of thanks to the clinical care team, Soroptimists donated little bags of goodies. The hospice staff were delighted. Members are, once again, assisting at the hospice’s fundraising events.

Crosby Hall Educational Trust – We amalgamated our current bursary funding into one sum to aid CHET at this difficult time. Now that activities have started up again, members volunteer to help at CHET’s events.