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Fundraising and Social

Murder Mystery evening January 2020
Murder Mystery evening

Heswall Soroptimists held a Murder Mystery evening which was written by Glenys Hunt. Members and soroptimisters made up the cast. The aim of the evening was threefold.

  1. To celebrate our 70th anniversary – it was set at a pre-Charter dinner in 1949
  2. To promote Soroptimism in the hope of recruiting new members – part of the script included details of the aims and values of Soroptimism
  3. To give our members a fun social evening

The whole evening went very well, with all the audience getting involved. Over 90 people attended. All three aims were met, although we haven’t had any new recruits as yet. In addition, although fundraising wasn’t one of the primary aims, we did manage to raise £840. Thank you to all involved – cast, members who organised and prepared the room and food, and the audience for their enthusiasm.

History tour  of the Leverhulme Hotel in Port Sunlight

The Leverhulme Hotel opened in 1907 as a cottage hospital for the village of Port Sunlight It has been a hotel since 2008 and now offers tours to hear about its history.

A group of Heswall members enjoyed a fascinating look around the building and heard about its past followed by afternoon tea.

Neston Town Trail

Neston has a wealth of historic and unusual buildings and the Neston Civic Society has produced a guide to some of the most interesting ones. A group of SI Heswall members enjoyed a summer evening walk following the Neston Town Trail and discovering some unknown parts of Neston!

A meal at a local restaurant gave everyone chance to chat and catch up on news.

Visit to Chester Castle

A group of SI Heswall members visited Chester and heard about the history of Deva, the Roman city, on a guided tour.  The pictures show the remains of Roman pillars in the basement of one of the shops and members enjoying a meal together after the tour.

Strawberry Tea

A lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon, SI Heswall and District enjoyed a Strawberry Tea event in the garden of member Pam Dowell. Funds raised will go to the Presidents’ Charities.

Llangollen International Eisteddfod

Once again Heswall members went to the Eisteddfod and were part of the Soroptimist team at the SI hospitality tent. This year the Region sponsored a choir from Warsaw in Poland – Alla Polacca. The choir members enjoyed taking part and their stay in Llangollen. Congratulations to them on third place in the folk song competition.

Charity Shop


SI Heswall had a busy week running a pop up charity shop in Liscard. Members are shown here setting up for business. Many thanks to all our customers who have helped raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society  ( and Wirral Young Carers.