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Help supporting the charity Refuge

Our President, Jill, decided to join in with a national fundraiser in support of the charity Refuge. Information about this charity can be found on their website;

How will walking 56 miles and raising money impact Refuge?

More than 1 in 4 women (27.6%) in England and Wales aged 16-74 have experienced domestic abuse at some point of their lives.

In 2020-21, Refuge’s National Domestic Abuse Helpline calls and contacts were up by 64%. This has not decreased. Every £185 raised could help fund the running of the Helpline for an hour, providing lifesaving information for women who wish to flee.

Jill is thrilled to announce that she was able to raise £195 and even walked a few extra miles – totalling 60 in all! Supporting this charity fits in well with the ethos of Soroptimism and with the work we do on a local level, supporting a local Derby Refuge.

If you would like to find out more about us and are considering joining our club, please contact us on You would be made very welcome!