We are Durham Soroptimists
We welcome all women who care about other women and girls near and far. Come and support others, make friends and have fun at the same time!
LATEST NEWS – Visit our Events and Programme Action pages or click the link to find out more.
16 Days of Activism – 25th November – 10th December
Stop Violence Against Women and Girls
Collection for Feeding Families – focus for November 2022
Members reached out to their neighbours, friends, clubs to collect much needed items to support families in need.
More than 70 bags have been collected – Well done and thank you to all who have supported Feeding Families
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Inter Club Dinner with Guest Speaker Gerry Hendry – Women in Prisons?
Monday 3rd October 2022
Proceeds to go to “Just for Women.”
Relay Sponsored Walk for Team Kenya
1st October 2022
A Just Giving page has been set up and so far nearly £700 has been raised to support this charity for women and girls.
Read more about this charity and our walk
Supporting Victims of Domestic Abuse – Durham Police Appeal – September 2022
See letter of thanks from Harbour Services
Litter Picking along the River Wear – 16th July 2022
Presentation Of Memorial Rose Bush to Wear Valley Refuge to commemorate Sarah Everard.
Jubilee and Charter Dinner – 10th June 2022 with guest speaker Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Durham Sue Snowdon.
Jubilee Service at Durham Cathedral – 2nd June 2022
Report from the day 2nd June
International Women’s Day
Tuesday 8th March
International Women’s Day Event at Bishop Auckland Town hall – 8th March 2022
Celebrating 100 years of Soroptimism
Soroptimist International was formed 100 years ago and so we celebrated our centenary at a garden party when we baked over a 100 cup cakes.
We also collected £100 in silver coins on our Silver Line!
Supporting Trafficked Women.
Joy Allen the Police and Crime Commissioner received 2 New Start Bags containing all that a trafficked woman might need, including clothing, cosmetics and personal hygiene items – even hair slides are tucked in!