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SI Ilkley highlight shocking waste of single use plastics

ILKLEY Soroptimists collected all these items of single-use packaging over a few short weeks to demonstrate how much is normally just sent to landfill. The collection of blister packs from pills, containers, crisp packets, plastic bread bags and so on were brought by club members for this photo before being taken to specialist local recycling

SI Harrogate achieves ‘toilet twinning’ status

Harrogate is now a ‘Toilet Twinned District’ thanks to Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District. On their last day in office, the Mayor and Mayoress of Harrogate, Coun Trevor and Mrs Jen Chapman, were presented with a framed certificate from President Val Hills and Project Leader, Sue Williams in the Valley Gardens. A total of 36 individual toilets and a toilet

SI Kirkcaldy Big Stroll for charity

Kirkcaldy Soroptimist Maureen Collison has helped raise over £1000 for charity after completing the Big Stroll as part of the Glasgow Kiltwalk. Maureen walked the 14.4 miles from Clydebank to Balloch with her friend Jennifer McFarlane, a Paisley Soroptimist and a Mary’s Meal volunteer, last month. They both raised money for Mary’s Meals, the charity

SI Harrogate stride out against hunger

Members of Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District stepped out last week and raised over £600 for the Trussell Trust’s ‘Campaign to Stop UK Hunger’. The club registered the Soroptimist Striders as a team to join others throughout the UK on 2nd April to race against hunger by completing a 5K run/walk. Club president Val Hills, three

SI Swindon donates hundreds of books to primary school

The Swindon Soroptimists donated hundreds of books to Drove Primary School. The group continued its annual tradition, started in 2015, by giving more than 240 books to the school for World Book Day last week. Members Jackie Webb and Corrine Daycock delivered the literary goodies from fellow members, friends and relatives, then took part in the

SI Harrogate and District – Resurrected Bites

At their February speaker meeting, Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District enjoyed a presentation by the founder and CEO of Resurrected Bites, Michelle Hayes. Michelle talked about the two cafes and community grocery stores the charity has set up in Harrogate and Knaresborough since early 2018. She explained how the Government lockdowns had affected their plans but how they

Aberconwy MS addresses Soroptimist Conference on climate

SHADOW Minister for Climate Change, Janet Finch-Saunders MS, had the honour of addressing the Soroptimist International Great Britain & Ireland: Cheshire, North Wales & Wirral conference, held at St George’s Hotel, Llandudno. Mrs Finch-Saunders joined fellow guest speakers Professor Gareth Wynne Jones and Annie Merry, all of whom spoke on the conference’s theme ‘Climate Change,

SI Keighley to celebrate International Women’s Day

KEIGHLEY Soroptimists are celebrating International Women’s Day. The group will have a week-long display in the town’s Airedale Shopping Centre, and will be present in person with a stall – at the arts hub, in the former Marks & Spencer store – on March 8 and 11. Members are joining with fellow Soroptimists across the