Club President Val Hills welcomes you to our website. We are an active and vibrant Club of women who help improve the lives of women and girls locally and globally. Members share a passion to make a difference. Our membership is open to any woman who wants to help us make that difference to the lives of others.
What we do?
16 Days of Activism – From 25th November, the International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women through to the 10th December, the United Nation’s Human Rights Day we will posting on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages @soroptimist80. Help us raise awareness by following us and sharing our posts. #16DaysofActivism #StopViolenceAgainstWomen
We support local and global charities by raising awareness, providing funds and giving service. Our two main projects for the next two years are: to support Dementia Forward by raising funds to support their community work; And reduce ill health and poverty in remote areas of the world by improving sanitation by working with Toilet Twinning.
President Val’s charities are the Local Food Banks and the work of the Trussell Trust – Race Against Hunger. We also support Resurrected Bites – a local organisation whose aims to reduce Food Waste and Food Poverty by putting ‘Food in Bellies rather than Bins’
Charity Shop Christmas Window Competition 2022
Find out who results of this Charity Shop Christmas Window Competition Here
Our members are active in the community.
We support local libraries, act as guides for the Royal Hall, serve meals at Resurrected Bites,
We activleyrespond to calls for help, such as providing warm blankets/throws and hot water bottles to the local food bank to stave off the cold as people try to reduce energy consumption.
What drives us?
We believe passionately in human rights for all; to raise awareness by campaigning locally and globally for equal rights and opportunities for women and girls. We specifically work to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
How you can help?
Join us – we meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month at the Crown Hotel, Harrogate
We welcome new members – email us firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more
Listen to our podcast. The podcast, created to celebrate our Women in the Community Award took place on International Women’s Day March 2017 .
- President’s Blog – December/January 2023
- –President Blog – November
- President Blog – October 2022
- President’s Blog – September 2022
- President’s Blog – Summer
- President’s Blog – March
- President’s Blog – January/February
- President’s Blog – December
- President’s Blog -November
- Follow us on Facebook @soroptimist80: Twitter @soroptimist80: Instagram @soroptimist80 or email email@example.com
Women’s Service Organisation