Garden Party for Meru Women’s Garden
The weather was very kind on the day of our Strawberry Tea in August. It was held at Jill’s home and we were able to sit outside and enjoy the garden and views. We had a tombola as well as the Strawberry Tea and raised £200 for the Meru Women’s Garden Project. (meruwomen.org)
Club Social Evening
Our social evening at Kathy’s proved to be both sociable and a successful fundraiser! An excellent buffet by members and a chance to catch up with friends was the main aim. However, a raffle also raised funds for one of President Veronica’s charities – Hoylake Cottage. (hoylakecottage.org.uk)
A successful Fashion Show, in partnership with Bon marche in Birkenhead was held at Tomorrow’s Women Wirral at the end of May. Members of SI Heswall teamed up with members of SI Birkenhead and the staff at Bon marche to ensure an enjoyable and successful evening. Members and friends were models and the event raised funds for Macmillan Cancer Support (macmillan.org.uk) and Tomorrow’s Women Wirral. (tomorrowswomen.org.uk)
In mid October the Social & Fundraising committee held a Bridge Afternoon in Heswall Hall. We were very pleased to welcome Lyn Williams from SI Nantwich who directed the afternoon and ensured that all players enjoyed the bridge. A total of 80 members and guests took part and were served afternoon tea by members of SI Heswall. A raffle was well supported and in all nearly £700 was raised.
Afternoon Tea at Yvonne’s home
A midsummer Afternoon Tea was held at Yvonne’s home to raise funds for the Club’s chosen charities. Thankfully the rain held off and everyone was able to enjoy the beautiful garden. Guests enjoyed an excellent selection of sandwiches and cakes, complete with copious cups of tea! A raffle, a treasure hunt and cake sales added to the afternoon. Once again the Soroptimist teamwork ensured smooth running and a successful event. Special thanks to Yvonne and Les for their hospitality.
Folk Concert by Welcome, Finnan and Chrimes
The first event of President Carole’s year was a folk concert in early May at St Michael’s hall in Pensby. Soroptimists and their guests enjoyed the music of Welcomme, Finnan and Chrimes – also known as Frank, John and Andy! The band has a strong reputation and following locally and was enthusiastically welcomed by a packed hall. The audience was treated to an excellent range of music and song with a dash of humour too. To add to the evening there was a raffle and bar, all the funds raised will go to support the Club’s chosen charities for the year – Bees for Development and New Beginnings Counselling for Women.