Soroptimists of High Wycombe and District have donated a small cheque to Street Dreams to help them with purchasing replacement computers after theirs were stolen. Street Dreams, which aims to help young people keep away from crime, lost their computers in a burglary at their premises at Out of the Dark in Oakridge Road. Here they are taught creative and practical skills and the disadvantaged young people learn to become ready for jobs. Soroptimist International of High Wycombe and District recently supported Street Dreams as their President’s charity of the year. They saw the Star’s news item and quickly agreed that they should try to help the charity recover their losses. They agreed that a small contribution towards getting new computer support was the least they could do.
On 28th June 2012, SIGBI High Wycombe and District, were proud to be part of a joint event with Street Dreams. The purpose of the event was to feedback the results of a recent survey of Girls Aspirations which was the culmination of a project that SIGBI High Wycombe and District embarked on in partnership with Street Dreams during the last 12 months. The event was attended by a number of local business and political figures, as well as members of SIGBI Thames Valley and SIGBI St Albans and District. This project involved 353 girls aged between 12 – 18 completing a questionnaire and a further 32 young girls aged between 13 – 15 taking part in focus groups to discuss and understand more about young girls personal and career aspirations. Copies of the report and further information about the next phase of this project
Club members enjoying afternoon tea at Waddesdon Manor, to celebrate 48 years.