We attended a very successful event at the Charity Fair last Friday which took place at St Giles’ Dell Centre in Ashtead. The event was organised by MP for Epsom and Ewell, Chris Grayling. 15 charities were present including our own stall which was jointly occupied by SI Epsom & District and True Honour. Chris has supported SI Epsom & District on a number of other occasions including our Human Trafficking Conference in 2010 and our 50th anniversary of the Club at St Barnabas Church in 2019.
One of our members present, Sally Curtis, said ” When Chris Grayling approached our corner, his first comment was: ‘Ah, the formidable Soroptimists !’ We brought him up to date on what we had been doing and introduced him to Sarb Athwal and True Honour.”
The Charity Fair was a great opportunity to raise our profile and draw in potential new members. People were given plenty of information about Soroptimists and the work of our Club. True Honour attracted a lot of interest with 16 people coming forward for voluntary roles. These roles are vital for the day to day administration of the charity. Soroptimists spoke to several people who showed interest in our Club and they will be invited to attend some of our Club activities. We intend to have stalls at events throughout the year so do look out for us!