Members collect used stamps which are then sent to the charity Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
We celebrate a number of International Days and in a variety of ways. Sometimes a social event is held to raise funds for a charity, and sometimes we have a hands-on activity of benefit to the local community. International Women’s … Continued
The Kathmandu Club was chartered in July 2012, our then President Mary McCormick met members of SI Kathmandu when she was trekking in Nepal to fund raise for her nominated president’s charity. Following her visit we applied for a friendship … Continued
Outside Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in the villages, are young women who have suffered the awful damage of fistulas during difficult births, with no access to care in pregnancy and childbirth. Often the babies are stillborn. We heard about this situation … Continued
For a number of years SI Lancaster has presented an award to a female student from Central Lancaster High School (where until recently, we held our meetings), who best represents Soroptimist values. Our 2017 award was given to Bethany Ellsworth … Continued
Members provide welcome bags for the women and children, and resettlement items for when the women leave the Refuge.
We support the work of the local Olive Branch Food Bank by providing groceries.
Life Education Centres for Lancashire (LEC) was established in 1996, following a public meeting to which Soroptimist Clubs were invited. LEC provide health education programmes for pupils in primary schools throughout Lancashire. Since 1996, members of SI Lancaster have been … Continued
According to the Home Office, up to 24,000 girls in the UK under the age of 15 are at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The government has launched new guidelines to support front-line professionals such as teachers, health professional, … Continued
Storysacks are cloth sacks containing a story book and toys, flash cards, games and factual books which illustrate the story. The Storysacks bring the books to life and stimulate children’s interest in reading. They are particularly helpful to and enjoyed … Continued