Welcome to Soroptimist International Milton Keynes
We are part of an international women’s voluntary organisation working to improve the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and at an international level. To learn more about our friendly group click here.
We want to raise awareness of the many ways we can help women and girls to reach their potential and realise their ambition. If you want to make a difference why not join us at one of our events. Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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What have we been up to lately
June has been a very busy month for us. We started off by celebrating our 6th Charter Anniversary
We are very proud to have had President Johanna M Raffan MBE present us with our Charter as a new club back on 10 June 2015 and she also kindly gifted us a Soroptimists rose. Memories we will always cherish and think fondly of.
As part of our 6th Charter Anniversary, we were also very proud to make a donation of £200, our original £180 grant plus interest, back to the Community Foundation, who donated to us back in 2015 to kick start us off. Bringing this full circle and ‘paying back’ the support and faith they had in us. We hope to make another donation in the future.” The money will contribute to the Women’s Fund which is used to support projects which help women and girls in MK.
On Saturday 12 June we hosted our Regional Virtual event. We had nearly 100 attendees and our main speaker was Julie Dawes from The Parks Trust picking up on our Centenary Theme of #PlantaTree. The icing on the cake for us was to have our friendship club Soroptimist International Oakland from America join us. We are lucky to be linked with the founding club of Soroptimists and to have them join us in our Centenary year is a great privilege. And as it is our Centenary year we put on a virtual play to look back at the some of the history of Soroptimists. To see all the videos for this event click here.
And to round off the month some of us were able to attend Soroptimists Oakland annual Officer installation meeting, which was great. They were sitting out in the sun in 25 degrees sunshine, their first face to face meeting with blue and white balloons and welcoming their officers for the next year. It is so interesting to see how our Soroptimist sisters in America work and we are hoping to learn more from them. A privilege to attend.
And one of our newest projects is linked to MK Act, the Women’s Refuge. They have told us that one of the things they need help with is providing cleaning materials for the families when they move out. “Clean Start” is our new project to provide a bucket full of cleaning essentials to each family as they move out. We have found that we can make a bucket up of various cleaning essentials for UNDER £15.
These essentials include – Bucket, Scrubbing Brush, White/Blue cloths, Dustpan and Brush, Toilet Brush, Washing up Liquid, Dish Brush, Sponge scourers, Ciff cream, Bleach, Anti-bacterial cleaner, Household gloves and Black bin bags
When a family is ready to leave we will present them with a bucket and a certificate wishing them all the best in their new life.
Click here to see more pictures of what we have been doing.
We also have a number of events going on in our Soroptimist International Centenary Year 2021. To find out more about these events, scroll further down this page.