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SI Abergavenny and District continue their service and fund-raising projects

Despite the restrictions of the continuing pandemic Soroptimist International Abergavenny and District have continued their service and fund-raising projects. As the summer came to an end the club marked the centenary of Soroptimist International with the planting of a copse of mixed species trees on Abergavenny’s Castle Meadows. The project was carried out in conjunction

SI Falkirk donation helps bereaved families

This week members of Soroptimist International Falkirk made a donation which will allow the metal keepsakes to be given free of charge to families affected by a lost pregnancy, stillborn or death of a child or infant. The copper tree was purchased by the hospital’s Women & Children’s Bereavement Team six years ago and was designed by

SI Esperance celebrate Soroptimist Centenary

Soroptimist Clubs all over the world are celebrating the centenary of Soroptimist International. The first Soroptimist club was chartered on October 3, 1921, in Oakville, California. Soroptimist International is a global volunteer women’s movement that now encompasses a network of five federations with a membership of around 72,000 club members in 121 countries. The organisation

SI Ilkley provide home starter packs for refuge

ILKLEY Soroptimists have donated home starter packs to a Keighley Refuge and have been given an overview of life at the Refuge. They heard there are five to ten referrals for every place, with an age range from 17 to 78. Women are assessed in terms of their risk of harm and death. A toiletries

SI Brixham celebrate Centenary with golden tree

Soroptimists in Brixham have celebrated a 100th birthday – in Golden Sunset style. Soroptimists International are a century old and to commemorate the organisation are planting tress worldwide. The First Action of saving trees was taken in 1921 when they lobbied to save the great Redwoods and established The Redwood Grove in California. A century

SI Croydon club together with Croydon Rotary to reduce waste

Grace Onions, from the Croydon Soroptimists, and Patricia Painting, from the Rotary Club of Croydon, have been collecting used blister packs for recycling by the specialist company TerraCycle. Blister packets are made from rigid plastic sides with an aluminium foil. They are among the more difficult pieces of daily waste to recycle. But Onions and

Fife girls awarded for achievements by SI Kirkcaldy

Four young ladies from the town’s high schools have been presented with Educate to Lead Awards from Soroptimist International of Kirkcaldy. The girls – one from each of the local secondary schools – were all chosen by their schools for a variety of reasons which made them worthy of such an award. The pupils were

SI Anguilla draws attention to human trafficking

The Soroptimist Club of Anguilla, in an effort to develop an awareness of human trafficking, embarked on four days of special activities on Wednesday, July 28th. The launch was made at the Human Affairs Office in The Valley. To highlight the opening of these activities, there was a special address given by the Honourable Minister