Natalia Kurhaluk SI Slupsk (Poland) started her three week visit to SI Yorkshire with members of SI Hallamshire. During her time in Sheffield she visited Sheffield city centre and Kelham Island. She also attended a lunch at a member’s house and enjoyed a pub meal at the Devonshire Arms, Beeley. We very much enjoyed hosting Natalia and learning more about the work of Soroptimists in Poland.
[new_royalslider id=”2″] What could be better than wandering among these beautiful flowers? Followed by home made cake and cups of tea.
This year’s charity is the local branch of Parkinson’s UK. Members listened to a talk by Bhanu Ramaswamy, independent Physiotherapist and a national leader in this long term neurological condition. Bhanu described how the condition affected the body, andy why each person who has it varies in their symptoms. The club is supporting a new project this year – Dance for Parkinson’s. Ben, is almost qualified as a physiotherapist and has a background in dance. Ben would like to put his skills into action – and the local branch of the charity are exploring the possibility of dance classes. Together SI Hallamshire and Parkinson’s UK have arranged a ‘Dancathon’ day in October when Ben has arranged for several dance modes to be ‘sampled’. The presentation ended in some interactive movements by our members. Wether we could dance or not did not matter – but we
For the social meeting in February, members exhibited their handiwork and instructed others in crochet work, lace making ,embroidery and other craft ideas.The results of these crafts are often sent to other charities, especially those that support women and girls in Sheffield, nationally and overseas.
Three ‘wise’ men during a sketch that certainly livened up the December International Supper. The international supper raises money for SI Hallamshire’s charity in Sheffield as well as to support women and girls charities overseas
On a cold evening in November, members of SI Hallamshire modelled clothes by London Connection to raise money for our President’s charity – Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
S.I.Hallamshire’s Programme Action Knitting Project are supporting several different charities this year, Sheffield and Birmingham Children’s Hospital neo-natal ICU ,with cot blankets, Samaritan’s Purse HIV babies with little sweaters,Operation Christmas Child boxes with hat and mittens, and Sheffield Children’s Hospital with prem babies’ hats, mittens and bootees. Yorkshire President Julie attended our business meeting so the results of their hard work was on show. Members from this Women’s club in Sheffield were also making quilted blankets in support the project of their Friendship Link S.I.Sutton Coldfield
Past President of SI Hallamshire, Sue Smith presenting a cheque for £1265 to The Edale Mountain Rescue Team who operate in the Peak District National Park in Derbyshire and is one of the busiest Mountain Rescue Teams in the UK. It is operated entirely by highly trained volunteers’
Yet again a lovely time was has by all in the lovely garden of Madam President. We entertained fellow Soroptimists from neighbouring clubs which added to the enjoyment of the evening.
The club had a successful morning at with our stall at Bakewell Car Boot market. It was a fairly chilly July morning!