Linda Gibbs gave a talk on her work in Tanzania.
Moira Hutchison spoke at a recent Ladies4Networking event and told how Soroptimist International of Keighley club has been in the town for nearly 80 years … making a difference in as many areas as possible. The organisation is proud of its United Nations status and connections and Moira detailed a few of the events which strengthen the friendships and fun to be had in the organisation. Some of the members have friends all over the world as a result of their work within the organisation and the many projects which you can choose to be part of or not as the case may be. The club is delighted to invite those who are interested to join us for one of our speaker meetings on 18th June 2013 to be held at K.R.U.F.Club, Skipton Road, Utley, Keighley. Moira, supported by Audrey Bell, gave an inspirational talk
Lucy Dix of Down Syndrome Training & Support Service gave an excellent talk to the members of her own experience when she had a baby girl 4 years ago born with Down Syndrome. She explained that Down Syndrome is caused by the child having one extra chromosome from conception. Life expectancy used to be up to 8 years but now is 50 to 60 years. Lucy who trained as a teacher is now doing post-graduate research on “how does the theory of mind develop in children with Down syndrome?” All the things we do such as dressing ourselves, washing ourselves we take for granted but for a child with Down Syndrome this is a mountain to climb. They have a short span memory and are often unable to carry out or memorise procedures or actions and then become very frustrated. Locally there is a