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What did Medway and Maidstone Soroptimists do on SIGBI Day of Action?

Medway and Maidstone Soroptimists were not put off by the Yellow Weather warnings on 15 July the SIGBI Day of Action. Members could be found busy setting up their Bagathon stall at the Vines in Rochester where the Cherry Picnic was being held. Luckily, the sun came out even though it was a little windy and lots of visitors attended.

On their stall were preloved bags, scarves and jewelry that attracted a lot of attention, including 2 overseas visitors to Rochester from the Voorburg area of the Netherlands, all enjoying rummaging through the wares looking for a bargain.

It was a good PR opportunity to raise awareness about Soroptimists and hopefully encourage women to join us. Membership cards were given out and information about Lend with Care which is where some of the monies raised will go to.

The total money raised was £288.35 and this will be shared between Lend with Care, MacMillan Cancer Support, and the Hygiene Bank.

Plans are in place to have another stall at the Faversham Hop Fair later in the Summer, to add to the proceeds.