Soroptimist Quiz – 1st April 2020

  Do join us at this fun quiz being held at Seckford Golf club on 1st April 2020 (April Fool’s Day but this is no joke).  We’re raising funds for 2 different but connected causes – Lighthouse Women’s Aid, who … Continued

PURPLE BAGS FOR HOSPITAL BUTTERFLY VOLUNTEERS

Members already make syringe driver bags for Ipswich Hospital (approx 70 since May). Tracy Hitching, the Palliative and End of Life Coordinator, asked whether we could possibly make purple bags in a similar design; not for patients this time but … Continued

Our meeting on Wednesday 10th July 2019

We’re delighted to welcome Jodi Peck, from Suffolk Refugee Support, who will speak about SRS’s 20 years and its current work with women.  She is bringing Maria with her who will tell us how our Bursary has helped her. Please … Continued

Find out what Suffolk Libraries are Doing for the Community

Our speaker at our meeting on Wednesday 8th May was Sarah Lungley, Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator for Suffolk Libraries who spoke about her role.  We had invited Sarah as 1. it was Mental Health Awareness Week (and we wore … Continued

SYRINGE DRIVER BAGS MADE FROM DONATED MATERIALS

Ipswich and Woodbridge residents have been generous in donating material to make syringe driver bags for patients who need to carry small pumps for pain relief around with them. From one donor in Woodbridge 20 bags have been made; some … Continued

The Meru Garden Project

In November 2015, Child.org were elected as our Federation Project partner 2016-19 with our new partner CIFORD in Meru, Kenya. The project is an agricultural training programme for women called Meru Women’s Garden Project. The project launched on International Women’s Day in March … Continued

Kim Trotter is our next Speaker

At our next meeting on Wednesday 13th February at The Ipswich & Suffolk Club, Northgate Street, we’re delighted to welcome Kim Trotter who will be talking to us about the Future Female Society, one of the many organisations, including Ipswich Soroptimists, … Continued

QUIZ RUNNERS UP

We were pleased to have fielded a team for SI Colchester’s Quiz evening on 28th February to raise funds for Colchester Soroptimists’ Youth Award 2019.  The event raised in the region of £600 to help sponsor the Award. It is … Continued

Helen Pankhurst

Just before Christmas we had the opportunity to hear Helen Pankhurst (granddaughter of Emmeline) talk about the lead up to (some) women achieving the vote, progress made since 1918 and raise a discussion about what changes we would like to … Continued

THE SEASON TO GIVE TO THOSE LESS FORTUNATE

  It is that time of year again when it is good to give to those less fortunate. And, that is just what we have done!  The Club has given donations to our International President’s Appeal of ‘Women, Water and … Continued