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Soroptimist International - Milton Keynes

Soroptimist International of Milton Keynes is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Welcome to SI Milton Keynes

Our Milton Keynes group is here to take a proactive, practical stance on issues that highlight the particular disadvantages faced by women and girls, locally and internationally. We are the voices of local women having a global impact at the United Nations as one of the few voluntary organisations heard around the world.

About us and out Programme dates of events

To learn more about our friendly group click hereIf you want to join us at one of our events contact us via email at soroptimistsmk@gmail.com

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic,  we are at present holding our meetings and Friendship lunches on line via Zoom.  To see when we are meeting and our planned events click here

 

Recent Club News –  click here to see more news items

#Pledge2021 – My Pledge

2020 was anything but normal, yet in many ways it highlighted the need to look…

Celebrating Invisible MK Women – January

Zoe Raven – Acorn Early Years Foundation Born and brought up in Wellingborough, I became…

Saved by Grace

Our member, Lois Hembadoon Adura, has published a powerful book about the real life ordeals…

Diamond Education Grant 2021

SIGBI set up in 1975 the Diamond Education Grant to fund female students to help with…

Soroptimist Milton Keynes achievements 2020

23 January saw us holding our planning meeting to look back at what we have…

Soroptimists International Centenary Celebrations 2021

Soroptimists across the world are joining together to celebrate 100 years of Soroptimist International (SI) in 2021.  There will be a number of events and ways to celebrate this momentous occasion taking place through out 2021, Click here.  We have started in the UK by celebrating the contributions of over  100 Soroptimists women who have made a significant contribution to the society and its aims. Each month, a new group of women will be celebrated, to view, click here

SI Milton Keynes is planning a year of events to mark the Centenary.  See below for details of our programme of celebrations:

“Celebrating Invisible Milton Keynes Women”. 

Soroptimist International is 100 this year.  We are all about transforming the lives of women and girls to help them reach their full potentials.

As part of our birthday year, Milton Keynes will be “Celebrating Invisible MK Women”.  Women who have quietly made a difference to the community.  Each month we will post a biography.  Please read and let us know your views.

January – Zoe Raven, Acorn Early Years Foundation. Click here to read her adventure

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.  To find out more about us click here.

#MyPledge #Pledge2021

2020 was anything but normal but it has highlighted the need to look after each other.  As part of our Centenary year we want to encourage everyone to make #Pledge2021 of kindness and hope.  It can be a one off or a regular pledge.  We would like to achieve 100 #Pledge2021 in line with our 100 years.  To find our more on how to #Pledge2021 and to let us know what you do click here.

Centenary Quilt

To start off are members are making a Celebration Quilt as part of our plans to celebrate Soroptimists International 100 years.  Here are some of the quilt patches already made.

Soroptimists Quilt PatchWillen Lake Quilt patchQuilts and masks patchMK Concrete Cows quilt patch

 

 

SI Milton Keynes Branch raising funds for MK Hospital new cancer unit

Our campaign for 2020-2021 is to address issues around domestic violence

We do this by helping to educate young people to identify when relationships are becoming abusive; we empower women looking to escape or change abusive homes through supporting the preventative, practical advice provided by MK ACT; we enable women to put their lives on a new path by fundraising for new hostel rooms at the YMCA and distributing dignity packs to over 3000 local women through the Red Cross each year. And we fund research to support the work of Works for Us, helping local women back into the workplace.

Join and support us in making Milton Keynes a life-enhancing community for women and girls.

If you are looking for immediate support, please contact our link charities directly – listed here.

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