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Soroptimists in the News

SI Keighley plant trees for Centenary

Keighley Soroptimists have been planting trees as part of an international celebration. Members – together with Ian Butterfield and Jan Bruce, from YORgreencic – planted native saplings at a farm near Addingham Moorside. Read the full article

SI Swindon donate Easter treats to Nelson Trust’s Swindon Centre

Swindon volunteers delivered Easter goodies to cheer up vulnerable women in need. Swindon Soroptimists members Jackie Webb and Lydia Cardew visited the Swindon Nelson Trust women’s centre to drop off some sweet treats. The centre provides holistic support for women who may be vulnerable because they have complex problems, and could be at risk of

SI Milton Keynes Plan Year of Projects

Soroptimist International: Milton Keynes is planning a year of projects and action to educate, empower and enable opportunities for local women and girls. They have linked with four local front-line charities The British Red Cross, Works for Us, MK ACT and YMCA, to empower women across Milton Keynes through support, training and resources. Read the

SI Selby Donate Christmas Toys

SI Selby were featured in the Selby Times for their donation of toys and Christmas goods during the festive period as part of their three Christmas projects – the Christmas Parties, the Christmas Shop and the Banana Box Toy Project. Read the full article

SI Wakefield Toilet Twinnning Fundraiser

SI Wakefield were in the Yorkshire Evening Post for their fundraiser for Toilet Twinning. The Club raised money by donating five pence every time they went to the toilet from early October until World Toilet Day on 19 November. They raised £1,080 in total, which will buy latrines in Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire

SI Swindon and District Christmas Shoe Boxes

SI Swindon and District were featured in the Marlborough Gazette and Herald for their Christmas Shoe Box project. The Club organised 25 boxes for vulnerable women at the Swindon Nelson Trust Women’s Centre to receive for Christmas. They also donated other household items for the clients and Christmas chocolates for staff. Read the full article

SI The Fylde Christmas Hampers for Charity

Fylde Soroptimists were in the Lytham St Annes Express for selling Christmas hampers full of homemade and locally sourced products to raise much needed funds for their charities including Fylde Coast Women’s Aid and Mary’s Meals. Members came up with the idea of producing 100 hampers to celebrate the centenary of the organisation at the