Fifty families whose financial situations were thrown into peril by the COVID-19 pandemic, received assistance from the Soroptimist International of Barbados (SIB) club recently. The club purchased $5000 in groceries and supplies to assist families led by non-national women suspected to be former victims of human trafficking. The donation followed through on a commitment made
Members of Soroptimists International Rhyl & District have organised a number of schemes to support vulnerable people self-isolating. The group has been busy phoning elderly people, as well as doing their weekly weekly shops and cooking for them. The group have also launched ‘share and care’ plant swapping scheme, while some of the club’s members
Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, keyworkers, in particular those in the NHS and carers, have been praised for their selfless work in helping others. Leigh Soroptomist President Lynda Lilley and other members of the group spent several hours, while adhering to social distancing rules, at The Bridge Community Cafe making up hampers for the 15 care
When Tamworth Soroptimist Vicky Vernon flew to South Africa, she had some rather unusual items in her luggage – 7,000 tea bags! But they weren’t for drinking – in fact, they were all used teabags, which had been emptied, dried and neatly folded – to be reused for a charity craft project. The teabags have
Swindon Soroptimists presented 25 Christmas shoeboxes full of gifts to the Swindon Nelson Trust Women’s Centre for the fifth year in a row. Generous members and their friends filled each box with dozens of different goodies that they had collected over the year. The club also donated clothes and household items for the clients spending
The presenters raised £60 twin their loo with a latrine in Mzikubora, Mzimba District, Malawi. Steve said: “I put a jar in the studio and every time a presenter made a mistake they put £1 in the jar. It didn’t take long!” As part of the Toilet Twinning Charity initiative, people can donate to help
Harrogate and District Soroptimist President Sylvia Purser was delighted to present the Gill Smith Memorial Trophy for the ‘Best Girl Improver’ at the Spa Tennis Club to Freya Smith. Freya joined Tennis Harrogate as a small child, aged 6. She really enjoys the classes and camps with Head Coach Matt McTurk and the team. She
An orange glow will be flooding the shopping streets of Abergavenny thanks to support from the town’s Soroptimist club for the United Nation’s campaign against gender-based violence. While gender-based violence can happen to anyone, anywhere, some women and girls are particularly vulnerable. Examples of gender-based violence include domestic abuse, forced marriage, rape and sexual exploitation.