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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

SI Balleymoney and District receive award from Mayor

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council has presented the Ballymoney and District Club of Soroptimist International with a special civic gift to mark the organisation’s 100th anniversary. The token of congratulations is part of Council’s NI 100 programme of events which will honour those who celebrate their 100th birthday in Northern Ireland’s

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