The Results are in – Harrogate Borough Charity Shop Christmas Window Competition

Harrogate and District Soroptimist’s are delighted to recognise the resourcefulness and imagination of the managers and volunteers who run the charity shops in some of the main shopping areas of Harrogate Borough namely Harrogate Town, Ripon and Boroughbridge, and Knaresborough … Continued

Gill Smith Memorial Trophy for Best Girl Improver at Harrogate Spa Tennis Club

The Club established the Gill Smith Memorial Trophy for Best Girl Improver at Harrogate Spa Tennis Club in 2017 in memory of a former Honorary Soroptimist member. Gill was an enthusiastic tennis player following in her father’s footsteps as a … Continued

Street Angels – Guest speaker Paul Blakey MBE

Friday and Saturday nights see a transformation in many towns and cities across the UK as the pubs and clubs fill with people out for a good night out – but for some it will end in drunkenness, fights and … Continued

Knaresborough Lions support our Library Campaign to improve Literacy

Knaresborough Lions have joined the Harrogate and District Soroptimist’s Campaign to support local libraries by providing toys, dressing up clothes for story time and huge quantities of craft materials to use during children’s activity sessions. These popular activity sessions encourage … Continued

Supporting Local Libraries to improve Literacy

Club member Sue Slocombe presents a cheque for £66 to the Bilton and Woodfield Community Library’s chair, Greta Knight. The money will be used to purchase craft materials for play to encourage young children and their families to use the … Continued

Call My Bluff raises £330 for Club Charities

The summer social for Harrogate and District Soroptimists, their partners and friends took place on Friday, July 20th at Darley Christ Church Community Centre. 6 teams competed in a cheese and wine “Call My Bluff”. 4 different wines and 4 … Continued

#VOTE100 – Wonderful trip to London with Soroptimists from throughout Yorkshire

Four Club members joined Yorkshire Regional President Chris Clark and 20 others on the 5th June for a two night trip to London to visit the Houses of Parliament and celebrate 100 yrs since some women were able to vote … Continued

Meru Supper evening raises over £420 for the Meru Women’s Garden Project

Harrogate & District Soroptimists raised a further £421.25 at their latest Meru Women’s Garden Project fundraising evening supporting women and children in Kenya to start their own market gardens, thereby empowering  the women to feed their families, create security and … Continued

What it means to be a Syrian Refugee.

  What makes someone abandon their home and travel across land and sea in often dangerous and unknown conditions for a hopefully better future? Sleman Shwaish, Refugee Coordinator for the British Red Cross  gave us an insight by sharing his story … Continued

Annual General Meeting – Welcome to new Presidents

  Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District held our Annual General Meeting at the White Hart Hotel, Harrogate on the 18th April. We were delighted to welcome Soroptimist Internantional of Yorkshire Region President Chris Clark. Outgoing President Nicola Harding thanked … Continued