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Soroptimist Shop – Roses and Silk Scarves to Buy

The Soroptimist Rose

is a “patio” rose – perfect for a large pot or in the ground. It is pink and creamy yellow and has many flowers on each stem


This year (2018), the cost for bare-rooted plants is £12.95 each and £4.95 for up to four roses delivered to the same address.

There are also 20 roses already in pots available at £14.95 and the postage is £9 for the first pot then £1.50 per pot delivered to the same address.

To order please contact us via this website

All profits from the sale of the Soroptimist Rose go to SI Thames Valley’s charities.

The rose was developed in America by Frank Benardello and he agreed to send us 50 plants in time for the 75thAnniversary of Soroptimist International in October 1996.

There are strict regulations on importing plant material into the UK and the roses had to be “washed” and bundled according to regulations. Keith Jones then drove from Manchester to Heathrow to collect them, took cuttings to propagate more, and potted up the 50 roses in time for our Conference at Harrogate that year. We were able to present our SIGBI President, Hilary Page with a rose and each of the Regions bought roses to present to their Region’s Presidents.

Since then it has featured on the front cover of the European Soroptimist Journal and been purchased by many clubs all over the UK and Europe. Any profits from sales go direct to SI Thames Valley Club charities.


Sushila‘s Silk Suffragette Scarves

Quality 100% Pure Indian Silk Scarves in Suffragette Colours

The ‘must have’ scarf for the #VOTE100 decade – and for the Wimbledon Tennis season annually.

Length is 150 cms and the width is 80 cms

£10.00 each (plus post & packing estimate £2.50 for one and £3.50 for 4)

Washing instructions, by hand cold water.

To order please contact Sushila Sadarangani, a Soroptimist Member of the SI Greater London Club, by email at 

Sushila makes a donation from sales to SI Greater London Club’s charities.