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London Anglia Region’s 50th Anniversary in 2021. Looking back on our 40th.

SI London Anglia Celebrates in Style

Next year London Anglia celebrate their 50th anniversary.  And it coincides with our Federation’s centenary.  So even more celebrations and opportunities to make our mark on the world and help women to fulfill their potential.

But we thought it would be good in the meantime to show how we marked our 40th anniversary. International clubs throughout East Anglia and East London have marked the 40th anniversary of their region’s existence at a celebration lunch at Ickworth House near Bury St Edmunds. SI London Anglia has ten clubs stretching from Kings Lynn to Southend on Sea and reaching into north and east London boroughs.

President Elect of Soroptimist International, Ann Garvie spoke of her determination to forge ahead with projects empowering women and girls to take their place as leaders in their communities and to further strengthen SI’s role with the United Nations. She also thanked London Anglia for supporting her nomination for the top job within the organisation.

Earlier, the Federation’s Programme Director, Sue Biggs reinforced the key objectives of enabling, educating and empowering women in whatever campaigns or service activity is undertaken by clubs.  She pointed to the region’s current project financing the two-year training of a nurse at an AIDS centre, Hillcrest, in South Africa, as an excellent example.

A newsreel illustrating key events over the past 40 years was played during the lunch which was finished by the serving of a rich fruit cake made by the Regional President, Heather Knott. The chef at Ickworth said it was the loveliest cake he had ever seen … and nobody disagreed.