Club Projects


Soroptimist International Nantwich & District work Locally and Globally to improve the lives of Women and Children through Education & Leadership Projects.

See some of the Projects we support:

2019/20 -President Helen Piddock -Jones has chosen Mental Health as her theme for projects this year

Here is part of her address to members outlining her reasons for doing so:

“Now if any of you have looked at the SIGBI website recently you will see that our new SIGBI Federation President Sue Williams has a theme for her year entitled ‘Think on it’ which encourages Members to raise awareness of mental health.

 She says “Good mental health is fundamental to thriving in life. It is the essence of who we are and how we experience the world. Yet, compared to physical health, so little is commonly known about mental ill health and how to prevent it. That must change”, said Sue Williams, SIGBI President.

I am taking her lead and devoting my whole year to all aspects of mental health. Now that may all sound a bit depressing but it isn’t because in each situation we are going to be looking at the positives. What can be done by experts and amateurs like us to make things better. We will also be looking for projects in which we can get involved.”

There will be a range of speakers at our dinner meetings this year who will enlighten us about various aspects of works being done to address the mental health of women and girls in particular and it is hoped we will be able to engage with some of those projects and raise funds for others.

See the full address from President Helen (and more details of our programme) at  President Helen Piddock -Jones writes …

 

  

 

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Purple teardropThe Modern Slavery campaign involves lobbying and raising awareness to stop the trafficking of women and girls: http://www.purpleteardrop.org.uk

Nantwich and District Soroptimists are now wearing this badge to show our support for projects seeking to eliminate violence against women.

 

 

Christmas Shoe boxes – working with Teams4U – Giving Love in a Box

From our hands to theirs, our shoeboxes will be given to vulnerable children or families, and distributed through schools, nurseries, hospitals and orphanages in Eastern Europe

In 2018 thanks to all our members, we were thrilled to send loads of shoe boxes to Teams4U. 

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Teams4U – Develop with Dignity Campaign.

We have been collecting knickers and bras for young girls in Uganda, and raising funds for the project – see below

“There are 10,500 schoolgirls aged 12-16 in the Kumi District, Masaka, Uganda. Over 6,300 will drop out of education before they graduate. One of the biggest reasons for this is the estimated 1 in 4 weeks each of them lose because of menstruation. The rural shops don’t sell sanitary towels and even if they did 1 pack costs more than 1 person’s daily wage (employment rates as low as 1 in 7 in Kumi) and are absolutely no use if the child doesn’t own underwear.”

 

We have supported

Cheshire Without Abuse (CWA), formerly known as Crewe Women’s Aid,

Mary’s Meals

Projects also supported by our members – click here