The Big Freeze 1947 – The Big Freeze

Soroptimist International of Harrogate & District President Nicola Harding and member Judith Webb, welcomed David Davies to speak on ‘The Big Freeze of 1947’. David took us back to the aftermath of World War II in the United Kingdom with … Continued

Celebrating 100 Years of Votes for Women

Members of Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District  joined the march on 6 February to recognise the important role the women’s suffrage movement played in gaining the right for women to vote in 1918 – though it would be another … Continued

Hand made quilt raffle raises £700 for Meru Women Project

Harrogate & District Soroptimists have raised over £700 towards the Meru Women’s Garden Project in Kenya, from a raffle of three magnificent hand made patchwork quilts. The Club is now well on target to raise the £3000 by the end … Continued

Honorary Member Pat Shore receives an MBE for Services to the Community

Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District are very proud that our Honorary Member and Immediate Past President Pat Shore, one of our most active and committed members has been named in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list and awarded an … Continued

Wetherby Dickensian Christmas Market stall raises £300 for Club Charities

It was a very cold day with the forecast for snow but that didn’t deter Club members from setting up their stall at the Wetherby Lions Dickensian Christmas Market. Nor did it deter the families who turned out to see … Continued

Wetherby Charity Shop Windows Results announced

Members of Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District who live in Wetherby and a member of Welcome to Wetherby spent the morning of the 7th “December looking at and judging the charity shop windows in Wetherby. The judging criteria were … Continued

Charity Shops Christmas Window Displays Winners and Highly Commended Celebrated

Winter wonderlands, snowmen, a rocking horse, lions, witches and Scrooge himself provided a fantastic array of shop windows across Harrogate Borough in Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District’s annual charity shop Christmas window competition. The competition is judged in three … Continued

Stop Planned changes to funding for women’s refuges – Please sign the petition

New government funding plans threaten to dismantle our life-saving national network of refuges and put the lives of women and children trying to escape domestic abuse at risk. A Women’s Aid survey of refuge services showed that the proposed new … Continued

Orange the World – STOP Violence Against women and girls

  Club members  along with Soroptimists from throughout Yorkshire wore something orange on 25 November at the start of the United Nations 16 Days of Action for the Elimination of violence against women and girls and its mission to ‘Orange … Continued

Charity Shops Excel in Christmas Window Dressing Competition

Harrogate and District Soroptimists are very pleased to announce the winner and highly commended Charity Shops in the Charity Shop Christmas Window dressing competition in Harrogate Town. This year we worked with the Harrogate Rotary Club and judged the commercial shops … Continued