November 25th is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and is the start of 16 days of activism across the world. Unesco’s campaign is Orange the World. The last day of activism is December 10th which is Human Rights Day In support of this last year – 2022 we painted or sprayed 100 pairs of shoes orange. We asked shops display a single shoe somewhere in thier window for 16 days of activism. On the first day we put pairs of shoes on the market steps. The idea was to start a conversation about the issue of domestic violence The old shoes, which had been destined for the bin, included women’s, men’s and children’s, to illustrate that all can be victims. ‘Local statistics are that one in six men and one in three women will be subject to some form of
September 2023 Club News President Cathy held her Friendship weekend. The weekend started with a friendship evening where we took the Petit Tram around St Peter Port. This was follwed by a meal at Pier 17. The weather overthe weekend was beautiful and we enjoyed a lunch in Cathy’s wonderful garden on Saturday. A few of us enjoyed a warm evening at the Proms on the Wicket The weekend concluded with Sunday Lunch at Driftwood
We are delighted to announce that our very own June Money has won the “BIG STORY “ for the Soroptimist members category. This was a fundraising competition for Empowering Girls in Nepal. We are so proud of June who is a much loved member of our Club.
GUERNSEY TOGETHER MURAL IS NOW FINISHED SI Guernsey is proud to announce our sponsorship of the painting of a mural in the market arches. The painting represents the Island’s experience of 2020, and the coming together of the community during the COVID 19 pandemic. … The original digital image has been created by Tom Rowe of Carve Creative. the painters are Tom, Nina Thomson and Ned Meinke. We wish to thank Bailiwick Estates, who have generously given huge support in allowing us to paint the mural on their arch.
This year we have provided 40 hawthorn trees to The Little Chapel Foundation, these have been planted this morning with help from The Ravenscroft Group. The Little Chapel – Famous as being the smallest church in the world, the charity responsible for its upkeep is facing a funding crisis as it usually collects £50,000 a year from visitors.
We were happy to deliver hand cream to our hospital and care homes. Deliveries of fruit boxes and goodies were made to some of our care homes Two microwaves donated to our Women’s Refuge Money sent to the local Cheshire Home and the local food bank Soroptimist Guernsey – handcream PEH Staff Teams 2 Soroptimist Guernsey – handcream PEH Support Services