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ARCHIVE 2009-2010

Presidents for 2009 – 2010

Pictured here at the Sorotimist International Conference  in Cardiff 2009, Presidents Anne Chadwick and Jenny Crane, were supporting the conference, ‘Bras in the Bay’ Appeal. Working in conjunction with Oxfam, bras were sent out to Africa, where they are the most highly sought after items of second hand clothing, for women who would otherwise not be able to afford them.

Two new members

We were privileged to enroll two new members, Catherine Leach and Tricia Ashton, at this supper meeting.

Bag it up evening

In April 2010, after a year of fund raising, S I Huddersfield were able to present Yorkshire Air Ambulance with a cheque for £1000. In addition the pink sacks photographed here contain approximately 1600 bras, collected over the year for the YAA Bag It Up Campaign! These will  help YAA funds as they are sold on to Fair Trade operatives, but ultimately they will help the women in Africa who will set up small businesses with them, and those who will be able to buy them at an affordable price.

Craft stall at St Stephen’s Church Fayre, Lindley

Members had a busy Autumn knitting, sewing and making craft items for  this event. Funds raised were in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Perhaps just as importantly, every item sold was accompanied with a flyer, telling about the work of YAA, as well as the Soroptimist, locally  and  internationally.

Here, President Jenny and Secretary Sue, are pictured with some of the produce.

Chernobyl Trust

Members of S I Huddersfield had been gathering small appropriate items during the year. In September, at an activity meeting these were used to fill shoe boxes, covered with Christmas wrapping paper and subsequently they were passed on to the Trust to be transported on, in time for Christmas.Members are shown here with some of the boxes!