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International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day February 2020 International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. In Lancaster is was acknowledged with a splash of colour and some taste sensations from around the globe.

SI Member in a social distance street part for VE day 20202

VE Day 2020

Some members were more organised than other when it came to VE celebrations. Some had the street parties organised at a social distance while others approached the event with the wartime spirit to “make do and mend” as the saying went. Decoration consisted of an

Masks and the Women’s Refuge

Lancaster Soroptimist sends a big thank you to a fellow member, Janette for the donation of £135 to the women’s refuge. Janette raised this money from the sale of her filtered face masks. In total Janette raised £265. The money was split with another charity.

Two people selling jams and other food stuffs

World Food Day Event

With all the uncertainly we have had this year it was wonderful to see the sun or rather lack of rain when Lancaster Soroptimists held an early World Food Day. Val and her husband deserve most of the credit for the amazing total raised –

A Day at the Races

Our President, Hilary and her husband Trevor enjoyed a day at the virtual Regional Races on Zoom. There were around 7 clubs represented but only about 25 of us participated in the event. The organisers had asked that everyone wear a hat as there was

White strip on Orange Background

Lancaster SI Goes Orange

UN launched a campaign to End Violence against Women. The campaign designates 25th day of each month as Orange Day. As 25th June is a meeting date for Lancaster Soroptimists – UK, their current President, Hilary, suggested that they would use the opportunity to highlight that

Jams, Prickles and Chutneys

Supporting the NHS During Covid-19 Pandemic

Lancaster Soroptimist UK is proud to support the NHS for Covid19. Our President Elect Val, sold homemade jam and chutneys from her front garden (social distancing observed). Most of the items on sale had been made from produce from her allotment. This the truly showing

Karen, Club President 2019 Remembrance Sunday holding the wreath to be laid on behalf of Lancaster SI

Rememberance Sunday 2019

On the days we remember those who gave their lives in conflicts we often hear the Ode of Remembrance. It is the fourth stanza taken from Laurence Binyon’s poem, For the Fallen. It is often followed by the playing of Last Post. This year our
Lancaster Soroptimist walking to highlight Modern Slavery

Raising Awareness of Modern Slavery

A number of members and friends turned out to support Pan Lancashire Anti-Slavery Partnership with a walk on a beautiful Saturday afternoon from St Thomas Church to the Slave memorial. As well as the walk there was a stall in the Market and the bus