Farewell to Miss Florence Mary Kirkby M.B.E.

Today, current and former Soroptimists from around the Northern Region attended the funeral of Miss Florence Mary Kirkby (22nd June 1921 – 15th January 2019). The church was crowded with friends, colleagues, and former pupils and it was a wonderful … Continued

Florence Kirkby Funeral Arrangements

It is with sadness that we have to tell you that our long serving member of 46 years, Florence Kirkby, died in hospital in the early hours of Tuesday 15 January aged 98 years. She had a number of falls … Continued

More White Ribbon events

On Sunday 25th November Newcastle Soroptimist’s and members of the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade rescue and support teams gathered at the Watch House in Tynemouth with Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner/SI Newcastle President Dame Vera Baird QC to show support … Continued

: Newcastle Soroptimists are part of a vigil on white ribbon day for women killed in 2018 by domestic violence

Following a special White Ribbon Day themed Evensong at Newcastle Cathedral, attended by Newcastle Soroptimists yesterday, a vigil was held outside in a rainy Cathedral Square for the 112 women killed this year by domestic violence in England and The … Continued

SI Northern England regional meeting November 24th

SI Newcastle member, Christine Lumsdon, receiving her SI Northern Region Vice President Elect brooch from SI Northern Region President Shirley Hallam SI Northern Region President Shirley Hallam is with SI Newcastle member Catherine Waller and Anne Gunning, Regional Membership Officer, … Continued

White Ribbon Campaign

Members of SI Newcastle upon Tyne, Christine Lowthian and Jill Smith and the Police and Crime Commissioner/SI Newcastle upon Tyne President Vera Baird met with Newcastle Falcons players Trevor Davison, Adam Radwan and Adam Brocklebank, and the Chief Constable of … Continued

Open Evening at Jesmond Library on Tuesday 27th November

Newcastle Soroptimists are holding an Open Evening at Jesmond Library on Tuesday 27 November 2018 at 7.0pm. The speaker will be Baroness Joyce Quin who has recently published a book “Angels of the North; notable women of the North East” … Continued

Packing Christmas Bags

At our meeting on November 13th we packed 25 Christmas Gift Bags for homeless women using the Joseph Cowen Healthcare Centre and the 24 hour access hostel in Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne

SI Newcastle’s 81st Charter Lunch at the Centre for Life

Preparations all complete and the room is looking fabulous. Christine Lowthian’s fantastic creative touches in evidence once again. SI Newcastle upon Tyne President Vera Baird QC, President SI Northern England Shirley Hallam and our guest speaker Newcastle City Guide Pat … Continued

Women’s Sanitary products for the Gateshead and West End Foodbanks

Several members of SI Newcastle went to the Metro Centre today ( Tuesday, October 30th )to  hand over the women’s sanitary products that Cris Young (Newcastle SI) has been organising with the Metro Centre Chaplain ( Rev. Lyn Jamieson )  … Continued