Programme Action Report
At the start of 2015 it became clear that Soroptimist International of Jersey would continue to do what they
have always done, raising money and awareness of things that are important to our Club and to Soroptimism.
In February Janet Barker co-ordinated a very successful Harmony Men concert at St. Luke’s Church
resulting in the magnifcent sum of just over £1,000, £800 was given to the Oncology Unit and £200 to St.
In March Christine Spink organised the Charity Bridge Day and afternoon tea at Trinity Parish hall. This
event raised £950 which was donated to Autism Jersey.
April was the month of our Charity Fashion Show. This was ably overseen by Carole Jordi and resulted in
£1345 being donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.
April was also the month of our annual Charity Donations evening. A total of £10,000 was donated split
between the Jersey Women’s Refuge in support of addressing issues associated with domestic violence,
and the Oscar Maclean Foundation, a charity that provides additional support to local children and their
families suffering the affects of cancer and other chronic illnesses.
In June we collected amongst members to support the Regional Charity project Water Aid. We raised £135
which was then matched by club resulting in a total of £270 being sent to Region to specifically support relief
aid in Nepal following the recent earthquakes.
In July, Rosemarie Trott and Ruth Mariette organised a summer evening walk and supper in the Ouaisne
After a brief respite for August it was decided to celebrate International Friendship day by joining with Inner
Wheel for afternoon tea at St. Brelades Bay Hotel on the 3rd Octber. We made a small profit on the day
club agreed to top this up to make a £50 donation to the Jersey Calais Refugee Aid Group, a local
organisation who raises money to take food, clothes, bedding etc. directly to the Calais Refugee Camp.
Also in October in recognition of environmental issues we undertook a beach clean at Ouaisne Bay, followed
by a pub lunch at a local hostelry.
November is the month for helping with the Jersey Poppy Appeal. We collected at the cenotaph on two
occasions raising the sum of £414.19, and also at Waitrose, St. Brelade for a two week period raising
£3,631.59. Two magnificent sums of money.
December is the month where we join forces with other service clubs, Rotary, Rotary de la Manche, Lions
Club and Jersey Round Table to launch the Jersey Christmas Appeal which supports local families in
financial difficulty with food hampers and vouchers. Our specific task is to collect at Ransoms Garden
Centre. This year we raised over £1700.
In a world of never ending conflict let us hope for some kind of peace and harmony in the coming year.
Programme Action Officer