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.
Although our meetings and events have been cancelled for the time being due to Coronavirus we have still been busy.
We have a monthly newsletter where we share what we have been doing and coping during lockdown as well as social news. From this we know that Jen and Marian have been fundraising by making and selling face masks. Lynn has been helping at the Food Hwb at Woodlands Road Social Centre. Clare has continued her voluntary work with patients at Panteg Hospital. Paddy regularly speaks to some elderly ladies living on their own who do not have access to the internet. Sallie did a sponsored walk and the rest of us are trying to think of small fundraising events we can do ourselves. Some of the ex-Presidents have been taking us down memory lane telling us about the highlights in their year of office. Socially Gill’s father celebrated his 100th birthday and in July 3 of our members and their husbands celebrate significant Wedding anniversaries. Our thoughts go out to Joy who had a fall and was hospitalised for a while but is now on the way to recovery.
Instead of our monthly coffee morning at the Parkway we now have a virtual one on Zoom putting the money we would have spent towards our Charities.
We are always pleased to have new members and if you want to know more, attend one of our meetings or events or just have an informal chat over a cup of tea or coffee , please click on the ‘Join Us’ button below.