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Call My Bluff raises £330 for Club Charities

Club members and friends test their knowledge on wine and cheese – who is bluffing – Sylvia, Sue or Ken?

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 different types of cheese were variously described by a panel and the competing teams had to decide which descriptions they believed. The choice between Champagne, Cava and Prosecco caught out many teams and virtually nobody guessed the Orkney Cheddar.

Amazingly the real winner was one Soroptimist who does not drink but who guessed the wines from their bouquet (or scent).  However, her team chose to ignore her answers!

As the evening wore on the noise levels and laughter grew as people threw themselves into the competition.

The evening was rounded off with a foodie quiz, raffle and a light supper.

President Hilary thanked the panel members Sylvia and Ken Purser and Sue Williams for an excellent and entertaining evening. Though intended as a social evening, not a fundraiser, the evening raised about £330 for Harrogate Soroptimist charities.

For more information about the Harrogate & District Soroptimists Club and how to become a member visit or email

Meetings are held at The Crown hotel on the first and third Wednesday at 7:30pm