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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, Monmouthshire Newport Torfaen MS Group, 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.  Liaise with the chaplain at the Grange University Hospital.  Internationally we support Plan (a global children’s Charity),  Water Aid, 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.

Our meetings , usually a brief business meeting followed by a speaker, ending with light refreshments and a time to socialise 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).  We usually have a monthly coffee morning and have other social and fundraising events throughout the year..


12 June

We again enjoyed ourselves at Mary’s house for afternoon tea.  Following sandwiches we had scones, lemon drizzle cake, brownies, Welsh cakes, bara brith all made by our members.  The weather was not so kind to us this year.  Shawls and wraps rather than sun hats.

22 May

Carole, the chaplain at Llanfrechfa Grange hospital, kindly invited us for coffee in the lovely chapel at the hospital.  We continue to help the hospital and this time donated some bendy straws to make it easier for children when drinking.  After coffee we walked through the walled garden to look at our cherry tree then across to the two houses which are available for the parents /carers of children who do not live locally and can stay there.


25 April

Today in the lovely surroundings of St David’s Hospice, having had coffee and cake we presented St David’s with a cheque for £1,000.  Over the years we have been supporting them we have given them £30,000.


8 April AGM

At our AGM last night Terry Relph was inducted as a member of the club .
At the end of the meeting we welcomed Sheila Booth Joint Group Coordinator Monmouthshire Newport Torfaen MS Group and Kris Broome from St David’s Hospice Care to receive cheques of £1000each from our fundraising this past year . Thank you to all who supported us through the year st our events enabling us to make these donations. St. David’s Hospice Care has been the ongoing charity of the club since the starting  up of the club in 1980 .


11 March – Safety of Women and Girls Open Evening

SI Cwmbran organised an informative, successful  and highly aware-raising talks and discussion evening from contributors. This considered the topic from various view points which encouraged empathy of the various stakeholders. The speakers were Deputy Commissioner of Gwent Police Eleri Thomas, DI Angela Hodge ( Domestic Abuse Safeguarding Team in Gwent Police speaking on Clare’s Law), Debra Richards…


3 March Charity Lunch

SI Cwmbran hosted our charity lunch at Greenmeadow Golf Club   We were a sell out with 100 tickets sold .

1 March St David’s Day 

Members of SI Cwmbran celebrated St. David’s Day with a coffee morning at Llantarnam Grange, Cwmbran today. Thanks to Llantarnam Grange for their delicious Welsh cakes and bara brith. SI Cwmbran sends St. David’s Day greetings to their friendship club SI Gdansk. Dydd Gwyl Dewi Hapus.


8 January
SI Cwmbran had an interesting Programme Action speaker meeting last night with Andy Margare and Josie Perry from Torfaen Recycling Team. Members were informed about new initiatives that the council are implementing and how we can all help achieve the recycling targets.

For what we did in 2023 see Programme and events 2023.

Upcoming events

8 July.  Business meeting.

11 October Musical evening – Ponthir Village Hall.

Join us

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  please click on the ‘Join Us’ button below.