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Remember Lock Down 2020

  As well as VE day celebrations and charity jam and chutney sales and of course a daily walk Soroptimist had other activities to keep them occupied. One member keep busy with her garden while an other delivery food boxes and chopped wood for a

Club President holds the wreath to be laid on behalf of the Lancaster SI on Remembrance Sunday 2020

A Lockdown Remembrance Sunday 2020

No service/gathering was possible for Remembrance Sunday 2020 as  the country was in lockdown. Organisations were asked to lay their wreaths at some point during the afternoon , following a private service by the Mayor sometime that day. Only one person was allowed at once

Tiddler – A Fish with a Vivid Imagination

We have been providing storey books for local schools and have in January we completed Tiddler is our 43rd book. It will be delivered to a local school once the coded restrictions are eased. In the mean time members have stated collecting the figures for

A Group of Women dressed in international dress for International Women's Day

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