Club news

Ipswich Soroptimists in June 2018

On 13th June, the date of our next meeting at the Ipswich and Suffolk Club, our speaker will be Elizabeth Welbourn who will be talking about the work of the Ipswich Town Pastors, giving us an insight into the women and … Continued

Our AGM and Anniversary Dinner

Our 65th anniversary dinner following our latest AGM.  We had a good year – the bra collection to assist women who have survived modern day slavery in a number of overseas countries was especially successful, the generous women of Ipswich … Continued

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Suffolk Refugee Support

Today we had the privilege of celebrating International Women’s Day with Suffolk Refugee Support.  Their International Women’s Group were stunning in their amazing dress and they represented 40 different countries.  A lot of fun, entertainment from Samia Malik and a … Continued


See our Ipswich Soroptimists campaign for White Ribbon, originally posted last year, but just as relevant to 2017 (excuse the date on the opening slide!). White Ribbon is an organisation set up by men to stop domestic violence against women, … Continued


With the help of so many people we have reached our target of collecting more than 1500 bras (actually it is in the region of 1600). So a very big thank you to all of you who have donated bras … Continued

Regional Meetings

We regularly get together with our sister Clubs in East London, Essex, Cambridge and Norfolk.  The aim is to share ideas/learn from each other, build something better than we would alone.  Some of these meetings celebrate particular UN Days such … Continued

The Meru Garden Project

In November 2015, 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. Our Regional Ambassador for this project gave us an … Continued


Our ‘knicker line’ is certainly one with a difference! It is helping women and girls in the Kori Chiefdom of Sierra Leone, to keep their washable sanitary towels in place. Last year the Soroptimist clubs in the London Anglia Region … Continued

A Great Small Organisation!

Our speaker, Kat Gosling on Wednesday was excellent – committed to The Teapot Project, set up in 2015. They are now the largest growing food waste interception service in Suffolk. Their task is to stop edible food waste going into … Continued