On Saturday 5th March 2022 at 9.30am, members of Soroptimist International King’s Lynn planted a tree in the town to mark the Centenary of the Soroptimist movement and International Women’s Day. When Soroptimist International was founded in the United States in 1921, the first project was the planting of Giant Redwood trees, which were being destroyed through logging and timber production. Over the past year Soroptimist clubs across the world have been planting trees as a reminder of that first project
In consultation with the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, a site was identified where the Soroptimists could plant our tree. A Liquidambar styraciflua was chosen for its stunning leaf colouration and size.
President Julie Williams said, “Planting a tree in King’s Lynn celebrates our continued presence in the town as well as the centenary of Soroptimism. Our club continues to be an active and vibrant part of the town, and this beautiful tree will be a constant reminder that with partnerships and friendships, we can work together to benefit our local community and environment. We look forward to seeing this tree grow and mature – we could not wish for a better legacy as we have focussed on well-being and the benefit of nature for the past two years as a way to get through the pandemic. I would like to thank the Borough Council for their help with this project.”