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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! 


International Women’s Day

Tuesday 8th March

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International Women’s Day Event at Bishop Auckland Town hall

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! 

Walked 100 km for Endometriosis UK.

Ongoing projects

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!

Making crisp packet blankets for the homeless

Activism Against Gender Based Violence 24th November 2021

Donating Christmas Hampers to “Feeding Families” and collecting items for a local women’s refuge.

Supporting our planet by recycling blister packs and planting trees provided by Woodland Trust as part of The Queens Jubilee Canopy Project.

Litter Picking – Surfers Against Sewage

Collecting used bras for “Supporting Breast Cancer”

Advocacy and Action on Social Issues

Raising awareness of local, national and international issues related to women and children.