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Celebrating our Women- Past and Present!

Our Club has seen some inspirational women over the years. Here are just a few of them. 

Sally Curtis dedicated her year in office  as President to raising funds for ‘Positive Women’, a small charity that works tirelessly to help women in Eswatini (formerly known as Swaziland).  Sally and the founder of Positive Women, Kathryn Llewelyn, came together at our Frugal Supper in October 2012. We raised over £1,000.  Sally was also involved in Project Sierra which supported women and children in war torn Sierra Leone. Sally raised money by running a marathon with another Soroptimist, Ruth Healey. 

In 2012, Barbara Watts played an important part in the development of a project called My Time for Young Carers and in 2019,  a Soroptimist International Southern England (SISE) project known as  Volunteering In Pretoria (VIP).  The project would later become known as The Barbara Watts VIP project. My Time for Young Carers    V.I.P 2019 – Volunteering in Pretoria   Barbara Watts 

In 2021, we celebrated an award given to Sarbjit Athwal, founder of True Honour and honorary member of our Club. Sarbjit was one of over 100 Soroptimists who were presented with a Who is She? award in the year that Soroptimism turned 100 years old. #Who is she? Sarbjit Athwal  In 2022, Sarbjit was presented with a Pearl Project Award. Pearl Project Award

Hilary Page MBE  received a Who Is She award? in 2021 and in 2022, she had been a Soroptimist for 50 years. Hilary was International President from 1997-99. She reached her 90th Birthday in June 2022. #WhoIsShe? – Hilary Page MBE    Hilary Page MBE 

Photos L to R:  Sally Curtis with Positive Women Founder Kathryn Llewelyn, Barbara Watts,  Sally Curtis and Sarbjit Athwal, Hilary Page MBE