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Soroptimist International - Cwmbran and District

Soroptimist International of Cwmbran and District is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Welcome to our Club

From Presidents Paddy and Sallie

We are a group of women from different walks of life with a variety of interests who enjoy working together through fun, friendship and fellowship to make a difference to women and children locally, nationally and internationally.  There’s more about us in Who we are

Locally we support St David’s Hospice Care, Women’s Aid, Tools for Self Reliance, collect and sell pre-loved jewellery for Alzheimer’s Society, make drain bags and comfort cushions for ladies who have had mastectomies.   Knit Comfort Teddies which are kept by Social Services, Schools, in Police/Fire vehicles/ambulances and given out to small children involved in traumatic or upsetting circumstances. Give copies of ‘Women in Science’ to local primary schools.  Internationally we support Plan (a global children’s Charity),  Water Aid, Mary’s Meals, Empowering Girls in Nepal and much more to be found in What we do

We can also be found on Facebook under Soroptimist International Cwmbran and on Twitter.

Our business and speaker meetings are held on the second Monday of the month (with the exception of August and December) at Greenmeadow Golf and Country Club (just off the A4042 on Treherbert Road, Croesyceiliog) and we  have other social and fundraising events throughout the year.  During lockdown these were suspended and replaced  with Zoom virtual meetings

Latest News

11th April 2022

Our AGM where Rebecca Vaughn, from Age Cymru, Gwent gave a very informative talk on their activities and services.

Club thanks were extended to Joyce who has been carrying out the role of Treasurer for 27 years and a card from the club, a bottle of wine and cake were given to her.

Officers were elected and at the May meeting we will be putting our programme together for 2022/2023.

                                 

17 February 2022

SI Cwmbran members joined Maria and Agnieszka from our friendship club in Gdansk, Poland for a Zoom coffee morning. Cwmbran and Gdansk set up the friendship link 24 years ago by Edith and Maria. Our clubs have similar membership numbers and some members have visited Gdansk. We chatted about club projects and discussed ways to support each other.

16 February 2022

Jen and Marian dropped off 100 bras to be recycled at Wye Weight in Monmouth. The bras are sent to Against Breast Cancer and used to help small businesses in Africa. The charity helps with research into breast cancer.

14 February 202

We welcomed Mr. David Culley from Mary’s Meals who gave a very informative talk to members. He explained that the vision of Mary’s Meals is that every child deserves an education and enough to eat. Mary’s Meals started in 2002 and now work in 19 countries providing over 2 million meals every school day to some of the poorest children in the world. Girls make up 50% of the children receiving the meals.

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We are always pleased to have new members and if you want to know more,  attend one of our virtual meetings or coffee morning or just have an informal chat over a cup of tea or coffee (depending on current restrictions) please click on the ‘Join Us’ button below.