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Brave Books for Byron School

Brave Books for Byron School

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In December, Penny Robbins sent out her Region PA Update from UKPAC and this was circulated to Medway and Maidstone members.  It mentioned the Modern Day Slavery Group and specifically about ‘Brave’ a children’s book telling a story of Friendship and Freedom that endeavours to keep children everywhere safe from exploitation. It asked us to spread the word….

Welcome to Medway and Maidstone’s Seven Centenary Soroptimists

Welcome to Medway and Maidstone’s Seven Centenary Soroptimists

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It has been a great year for Medway and Maidstone club as we celebrate our 75th anniversary and we have had 7 new members. Since January 2021 we have welcomed: - Annette Davies Sandra Covington Carol Perry Teresa Cambell Margaret Albert Maryjane Williams Farbin Nessa In October, a request for photographs of new members was made by SIGBI to be included in a 100 graphic. SI Medway and Maidstone responded and sent in photographs of all 7 members. The final version of the graphic was published in the December SIGBI Briefing and can be downloaded from the SIGBI website.The Centenary Soroptimist graphic is to be used on social media or any publicity material and can be downloaded from the SIGBI Website. https://sigbi.org/members/files/Centenary-Soroptimist-100-Final.png
How did the Soroptimists support Shoebox Appeal?

How did the Soroptimists support Shoebox Appeal?

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Medway and Maidstone Soroptimists have supported the Shoebox Appeal for the past 20 years. This year we were invited by Blythswood Care to field a team of knitters to take part. Everyone casts on 30 stitches in double knitting wool on size 6 (5mm) needles. On the word go we all knit for 45 minutes with a break for refreshments, then knit for a further 45 minutes when the work is measured. Knitting is then taken home to be finished off into a scarf for the shoeboxes.  It is a sponsored event and knitters are either sponsored for the whole length or per inch. On 4 October at a church hall in Gillingham, our small team was made up of two Soroptimists, Sandra Covington, Jane Barnes and a colleague, Jean. We joined other knitters from local church and voluntary groups. The photo shows Jean and
Medway and Maidstone Soroptimists Celebrate 100 years of Soroptimist International

Medway and Maidstone Soroptimists Celebrate 100 years of Soroptimist International

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The celebrations start today (UN World Day of Peace) worldwide for the Soroptimist Centennial with a candle lighting ceremony.  At our Friendship Link Get Together last week, we celebrated early.  Each of us held a candle and this was captured in a photo to be shared widely.