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SI St Albans and District complete 100 laps of Verulamium Lake

Members of a St Albans women’s group set themselves a lake-looping challenge to mark the centenary of their organisation. Soroptimist International St Albans and District women’s group and supporters aimed to complete 100 laps of Verulamium Lake to celebrate the Soroptimists’ 100th anniversary. They actually finished 147 laps between them and earned a slice of celebration cake

SI Yeovil, Sherborne and District plant tree at Care Home

A TREE has been planted in the grounds of a Dorset care home to mark the 100 year anniversary of a global volunteer movement. Staff and residents at Barchester’s Trinity Manor care home in Sherborne were ‘honoured’ to receive a tree to mark the centenary year of Soroptimist International, a worldwide volunteer service organisation for

SI Esperance targets food security, climate change

Soroptimist International Esperance launched its Planting Trees—Hope for the Future project in response to the Soroptimist International call to Plant Trees for a Brilliant Future, to celebrate its centenary. SI Esperance said that call, along with the 2021 UN Environmental Day theme of Ecosystem Restoration, made the club challenge itself to plant at least 100

SI Barbados march to raise awareness about human trafficking

Members of the Soroptimist International of Barbados, Soroptimist International of Jamestown, and the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Barbados (BPWC), participated in a human trafficking awareness march in Bridgetown. President of Soroptimist International of Barbados Ramona Smart, who participated in the event, informed members of the media that the march coincided with World Anti-Human

SI Kirkintilloch Member, Alice Mackenzie, receives award

An East Dunbartonshire humanitarian has been awarded Rotary International highest award at a small garden party at her home. The award is for Service above Self and was presented to Alice Mackenzie by members of Kirkintilloch Rotary. Alice received the Paul Harris Fellowship award in her garden at a small socially distanced ceremony. Alice as

SI Esperance Helps 100 Families

Soroptimist International Esperance 2020 project #CovidComfort – Hampers of Hope was reactivated in May to assist children in rural southwest Trinidad who were going to bed hungry, the group said. Soroptimist members used their social media pages to reach out to family and friends to donate towards 100 hampers for families in their catchment area.

SI Esperance support the Orange the World Campaign

MEMBERS of Soroptimist International (SI) Esperance, along with other global organisations, joined the United Nations’ UNiTE to End Violence Against Women campaign to Orange the World. The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) began on November 25, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ends on December 10, Human Rights

SI Bromsgrove and Redditch give Dementia-Friendly Gifts to Care Home

Residents of Priors House received twiddle-muffs and lap blankets, thanks to the ladies at Bromsgrove and Redditch Soroptimists groups. Knitted by hand, twiddle-muffs are specially designed to provide sensory simulation for people living with dementia featuring elements from buttons and strings to pearls and ribbons. Both the muffs and lap blankets will also help keep