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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

SI Esperance begs Govt for measures to decrease cost of feminine products

A women advocacy group is calling on the Government to implement measures that will result in a decrease in the prices of feminine products to make them more affordable for women and girls. Soroptimist International (SI) Esperance’s vice president Rabbia Khan issued the call on Monday at the launch of their Period Positivity Project at

SI Ilkley gift new table tennis table at Ilkley Lido

SOROPTIMIST International of Ilkley is delighted to announce the arrival of a brand new table tennis table installed in the grounds of Ilkley Lido. This has come via a private donation to the club and with the help of Bradford Council who sourced and installed it. S I Ilkley wanted to mark the centenary of