As part of an England-wide study, Lichfield & District Soroptimists, members of the global women’s volunteer organisation, are calling on their local MPs to press the Secretary of State for Justice to take urgent action to protect victims of domestic abuse seeking justice and to ensure that Specialist Domestic Abuse Courts (SDAC) do not add to their trauma.
It might be called “Ironman” but these women did a whole host of work to help out and get Ironman ready!
On Friday June 2nd we gathered together with fellow Soroptimists from across the Midland Chase Region to celebrate our 25 years as a Soroptimist Club with a silver anniversary Charter Dinner at the Whittington Heath Golf Club.
As the saying goes…We had a Ball! Well Soroptimist Lichfield and District certainly did.
We need to stop wasting food. I’ve spent that last couple of years as a volunteer Ambassador for Waste Savvy Staffs in a programme run by Garden Organic on behalf of Staffordshire County Council, England.
Club member Pauline Shields gives us an update on the work of the Domestic Abuse sub group and our Healthy Relationships Initiative.
On Orange the World Day 25th October 2022 we focus on Spiking. Spiking is on the rise and its victims are overwhelmingly young women/students. Spiking is usually a precursor to violent and sexual crime. The Rape Crisis Centre says “Whatever the motive, spiking is never funny. It can make a person extremely vulnerable and ill, and have a lasting impact on their life and wellbeing. Spiking someone in order to commit a sexual offence against them is a serious crime – no matter whether any sexual offence took place. It carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison in England and Wales.”
It’s National Allotment Week 8th to 14th August 2022. Club co-President Nancy – a keen grower herself – reflects on the please she derives from growing her own.
It’s Garden Wildlife Week, here are 10 Top Tips to help you make the most of it and to help wildlife all year round – not just in June!
Members of Lichfield and District Soroptimists led by club member Jen who is currently a serving Police Officer, recently visited Lichfield Football Academy to deliver a Healthy Relationships and staying safe online presentation together with a Buddy Bag packing activity.