Skip links


In the Swinging Sixties

In 1962 whilst the world held its breath over the Cuban Missile crisis and The Beatles released their first single, Soroptimist International of East Grinstead was born. Today, 60 years later, the Club is flourishing with 33 members and playing an active role in the

S.I.E.G. reen Canopy

When we started planning events for our Diamond Jubilee we decided that we would combine our celebrations with a project inaugurated for the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We were going to help form the” Green Canopy” Anne Richards took charge of some Lime saplings and

Relaxing in the Summer Sunshine

East Grinstead enjoy al fresco cocktails and nibbles Once again this year, on a humid August evening, we were able to enjoy cocktails – some alcoholic, some non-alcoholic – and tasty nibbles in Past President Sue Edgar’s garden. There was standing room only by the

CREW Camp a local favourite

The aim of CREW – Challenging Recreational Experience Weekend – is to promote positive rehabilitation of children and young people cared for in Peanut Ward at Queen Victoria Hospital (QVH) East Grinstead. Many of the children bear scars from burns and plastic surgery injuries as

Forced Marriage

On August 25th Soroptimist in the UK are wearing orange to draw attention to the practice of Forced Marriage, which is recognised as a form of Modern – Day Slavery. What Is Forced Marriage? Forced marriage is when one or both people do or cannot

Programme News: Our Diamond Year

2022 April   20        Annual General Meeting & Change of Insignia May 4          1962 and All That 18        Club 22        Royal Garden Party / Jubilee Celebrations June 1          Commander Dr Alison Heydari   Metropolitan Police Service 15        Club Night 29        Cheese and Wine July 3          Coffee Morning

Trauma Teddies

Many thanks to Medway and Maidstone Club and Sevenoaks Club for their knitting experts who have created a sackful of knitted Teddy Bears beyond their own projects. These were originally requested by emergency services to comfort children in trauma situations including children in Ukraine and

AGM 2022

Just a quick post to say that we are holding our first face-to-face AGM on Wednesday 20 April 2022.  Lots of reports covering work and service undertaken in the past year. AND An introduction from our incoming President to the fun and celebrations planned for

Club December 2021 Newsletter

Dear All Where has 2021 gone…. We seem to have ‘lost’ nearly two years of wondering can we meet, when, how many of us? Is everyone doing OK? And yet beyond all these restrictions and barriers we have managed to meet- enjoying each other’s company,


This month our member Margaret Dunscombe MBE is being celebrated as one of some hundred