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President’s message

Welcome to the website for Soroptimist International of Huddersfield. We are local members of an International Organisation of women supporting the aims of Soroptimism through Awareness, Advocacy and Action and improving the lives of women and girls.

S.I Huddersfield is a small friendly Club made up of women from all walks of life. It uses the members’ talents and many skills to give service, as enablers and fundraisers to others.

The club meets once a month on a Monday evening at Canalside Sports and Leisure Club, Leeds Road. The meetings are balanced between business, Programme Action or activity and Speakers. The Club is always looking to increase membership so if you feel you are able to help in any way we would be pleased to hear from you.

Programme Action

This is the name we give to our Voluntary work.

Our main focus this year is to work with the SIGBI partnership with the Prison Reform Trust. We are collecting information which can be used to assess the sentencing of women offenders – a prison sentence or community service.

In our continued focus on the environment, we are collecting plants for the local National Trust Plant Group, looking at ways to reduce  our carbon footprint, and collecting such items as old spectacles and bras (yes, they get sent out to Africa!).

The Huddersfield Club is represented in the Yorkshire Region with twenty seven other clubs. Recently  campaigns supported have been Stop Violence to Women and Anti Slavery/Trafficking.

Internationally, Soroptimists are supporting Birthing in the Gambia, which is working  to make childbirth safer.

We are a small team this year but we hope to continue making a difference!