Civic Event to celebrate our 50th year of Charter

On Friday President Sandra and Club members were delighted to enjoy the company of our MP, the Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC, Town Mayor of Kenilworth Mike Hitchins  and many friends from other voluntary organisations in Kenilworth to celebrate our 50th birthday.   We were also pleased that Isobel Smith, President Elect of Soroptimists International Great Britain and Ireland, and Jan Hemlin, President of Midland Arden Region Soroptimists were able to join us.

As we are not a large fund raising organisation, we were especially grateful to Gordon Henderson, President of Kenilworth Lions, for presenting us with a cheque for £1000 from their Dream Scheme. The money will be put towards our ‘wellbeing’ fund for the local women’s refuge, enabling children to have some our of school activities such as swimming and music lessons, new school uniform, and perhaps some well deserved pamper sessions for the women.

It wouldn’t be a celebration without cake!

President Elect Gill, Town Mayor Mike Hitchins President Sandra and Immediate Past President Anita

President of Lions, Gordon Henderson presenting us with a cheque for £1000

 

The Chain Gang and friends!

Georgie and Jan lighting a candle for Soroptimists around the world

Jane giving the vote of thanks