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

Soroptimists pay their respect on Remembrance Sunday

President Nicola Harding and other Club members took part in Remembrance Services across Harrogate, Ripon, Boroughbridge, Knaresborough, Pateley Bridge and Wetherby on Remembrance Sunday.  It was a day of reflection and a reminder of the consequences of war –  and … Continued

Maureen tops £700 for her Great North Run to support the local Renal Dialysis Unit

PHOTO: left to right: Sandra Frier (a member of SI Harrogate & District); Beverley Harrison, (Harrogate Hospital Community Charity), Andrew Cundiff, Senior Charge Nurse, Harrogate Hospital Dialysis Unit; Maureen Ingleton and President Nicola Harding, SI Harrogate & District. DIDN’T SHE … Continued

Combating Modern Slavery – Margaret Cook, chair of Soroptimist International of Yorkshire’s Anti Slavery Group

On Anti Slavery Day, October 18th, Harrogate Soroptimists heard from Margaret Cook the chair of the Yorkshire Region Soroptimist’s Anti Slavery Group.   Margaret began by talking about the importance of raising awareness of the need to protect vulnerable women … Continued

Alzheimer’s UK and Dementia Friends

ALZHEIMER’S UK AND DEMENTIA FRIENDS   At their September meeting, Harrogate and District Soroptimists welcomed Alison Wrigglesworth, Services Manager for the Alzheimer’s Society, for Ripon, Harrogate & Craven,York and Selby. Alison explained that alzheimers disease is the most common cause … Continued

Club receives prestigious Mary Hillary Award for the Meru Show Garden

HARROGATE & DISTRICT SOROPTIMISTS RECEIVE REGIONAL GOOD PRACTICE AWARD   The Harrogate & District Soroptimist Club were delighted to receive the Mary Hillary Award for the Yorkshire Region. The award is the Soroptimist International Good Practice Award, which the Club … Continued

A chance to win a beautiful handmade and embellished art quilt to raise funds for Meru

Harrogate and District Soroptimists are raffling this beautiful handmade and embellished quilt (8’7″x 7’7″). It is hard to capture the beauty of this piece of work and the detail of the stitching and embellishment (see photos below) also in the … Continued

Soroptimist Charity Cafe raises over £600 for Charity

  It proved to be a very busy day at St Peter’s Church, Harrogate as we raised over £600 for our Club Charities – The Alzheimer Society and the Harrogate Renal Unit. It was a lovely September day that brought … Continued