SI Enfield has undertaken a significant number of programme action projects even through the challenges and restrictions which the Covid Pandemic has brought.
Domestic Abuse has become a major issue in recent times and SE Enfield has supported SOLACE an organisation that works with Women’s Refuges and directly with women and children who are experiencing such abuse. Funds have been raised via an online quiz and at Christmas presents were contributed by members and sent to SOLACE.
The Club has long supported Enfield MIND, mainly by funding group counselling for women experiencing anxiety and depressions. Funds have been sent to MIND for a further group although this will not take place until present Covid restrictions are removed.
Some Club members have been joining in with another London Soroptimist Club talking online with volunteers working with a Charity in Kosovo who need to improve their English.
The Club has begun to fund raise for SMILETRAIN via an online project. We take an interest in the work of this international charity which provides corrective surgery for children around the world who have cleft lip and palate.
To inform others about the significance of White Ribbon Day, which is a day to reflect on a mission to end male violence against women, club members emailed details of this day in advance to L.B. Enfield Councillors, schools and other organisations.
One of our members is talented at sewing and has raised considerable funds for the Charities we support by making face masks.
Club members lobbied Members of Parliament via a joint letter supporting an amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill.