For the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25th November and the 16 days of Activism leading to Human Rights Day on 10th December 2018 Glamorgan Soroptimists instigated #OrangeCardiff. We dressed 16 statues in and around Cardiff in bright orange sashes fastened with a badge featuring the Soroptimist International Great Britain & Ireland logo and the words “Soroptimists say NO to violence against women”, after obtaining consent from Cardiff Council and the other Statue owners. We joined with Cardiff Women’s Aid and also Cardiff & the Vale White Ribbon Campaign to promote the initiative and on their behalf draped one additional statue “Miner” located in Cardiff’s Queens Street.
At the AGM at the end of April 2018 incoming President Enid Child took over from Anne Williams. Enid’s year will concentrate on building on our links and volunteering with Cardiff Women’s Aid. We will be bringing the Bra’s project with Smalls for All to an end and looking for a new project to support. In the meantime, we will also be continuing with our in kind support for Cardiff based charities BAWSO and Life for African Mothers. We welcomed Louise Gillies back to the Club and Giselle Davies received her 25 years Service Certificate. We will be having a once a month Supper meeting at locations around the outskirts of Cardiff. Initially at The Old Post House, St Fagan’s and then the Fox & Hounds, Whitchurch as well as continuing to meet in Radyr from time to time.
Saturday 23rd July dawned a perfect day for a party in Enid’s delightful garden in Peterston-super-Ely. SI Glamorgan Gwent Marshes got ready to welcome guests to a garden party to raise funds for the SIGBI Federation quadrennial project – the Meru Women’s Garden. First the food . . . Then setting up the garden . . . all hands on deck! And of course the raffle . . . and the garden themed stall . . . Then at last came the guests – SI GGM President Ann welcomed Regional President Bobby and Soroptimists, friends and families gathered to enjoy a welcoming Pimms before sitting down to their delicious afternoon tea. Thanks to all who supported us in many different ways – at the end of a lovely day we had raised over £1000 for the Meru Women’s Garden Project. Meru Women’s Garden Project is a
S I Glamorgan Gwent Marshes invite you to A Traditional Afternoon Tea & Garden Party with Raffle and Garden themed stalls In aid of The SIGBI Meru Women’s Garden Project 23rd July 2016 – 2.30 – 5.00 pm at ‘Trecastan’, Main Avenue, Peterston-Super Ely CF5 2LQ Open to Soroptimists, friends and family! Tickets – £10 each Children age 3 – 12 £5, under 3 free of charge! Ticket Reservations – cheques payable to SI Glamorgan Gwent Marshes Contact: Pat Rodway, 3 Bishpool Way, Newport, Gwent NP19 9NR email: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 01633 274154
1117 bras and 127 pairs of pants collected by SI GGM and packed up for the latest shipment!
SI Glamorgan Gwent Marshes will be having a stall at the Radyr & Morganstown Festival Dog Show and Vintage Tractors Rally on Sunday 15th May 1.30 to 4pm at the Community Area, Lychgate Gardens, Radyr Sidings. http://www.rmfestival.org.uk Come and “Ask us why we are Soroptimists” and find about more about membership. We will be running a children’s lucky dip and selling some bathroom items to raise money to “twin” some of our local community toilets to fund the building of toilets in developing countries http://www.toilettwinning.org as well as collecting gently used bras and new unused pants for Small for All http://www.smallsforall.org