Raising Awareness

Reducing Modern Day Slavery

Our organisation across England carried out a Modern Day Slavery Survey among the General Public to establish how informed they were on this crime and if they  had some idea of the signs that can indicate that someone is 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


Here is our Pledge. Thanks to all the Suffolk organisations who have signed up to White Ribbon – an organisation started by men to stop violence against women.


We had a tombola stall at Sproughton Village Fete on 25th June to raise funds for our Regional Project ‘Neat Feet, Happy Hands’ in Kenya to help eradicate the ‘Jiggers’ parasite by providing bowls, medications, sandals to children (so that … Continued


Our event held to celebrate the work of Lighthouse Women’s Aid, held at the University of Suffolk on 10th February, was a real success, thanks to the collaboration of all parties including the Students’ Union who did so much to … Continued

White Ribbon 2016

In conjunction with Coastal Action Against Abuse we have mounted our facebook video – see below campaign to raise awareness of domestic violence and where to go for help as part of White Ribbon Day.  

Congratulations to ‘The University of Suffolk’

Ipswich Soroptimists are delighted that UCS Campus, Ipswich, which has been a collaboration between the universities of Essex and East Anglia since 2007, will become the University of Suffolk from 1 August.  It has successfully met the criteria for becoming a … Continued

FGM Project

Suffolk Refugee Support (SRS) FGM Project is a major initiative and we were really pleased they had time to present it to our Club. It was funded from the Rosa Foundation and is continuing with additional funding. A support network has been set up … Continued

Toilet Twinning – what you might ask?

We’re also raising funds for ‘Toilet Twinning’.  Across the world there are many areas without toilets in homes, schools, villages. So each of our members is working towards twinning their own toilet with another in such an area. The cost … Continued

Resources for Lighthouse Women’s Aid

At our February meeting we were fortunate to have Laura Squirrel and Gill Dean from Lighthouse Women’s Aid give us an update  on the Refuges and Drop-In Centre.  They achieve so much for vulnerable women who have suffered domestic violence.  … Continued