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SI Tunbridge Wells run the Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) survey

MORE than 90 per cent of female residents in Tunbridge Wells have experienced some form harassment in the town, a survey has found. The Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) survey was run this spring by the local branch of women’s movement Soroptimist International to coincide with International Women’s Day in March. The report ‘Spotlight

SI Llandudno give talk on supporting woman and girls to Rotary members

Llandudno Rotarians met on November 1 to hear about the vital work a community group carries out to support women and girls. Llandudno Soroptimists, Pat Kerfoot and Celia Blomeley, talked about their work in the community at Maesdu Golf Club. Founded 100-years-ago, the Soroptimists have had a presence in the UK for 80 years –

SI Esperance give students etiquette training

Soroptimist International Esperance held a graduation ceremony for participants of its Etiquette 101 programme recently. The first participants were 218 girls from Parvati Girls’ Hindu College in Debe. The programme was aimed at inspiring girls 11-19 years to enable them to be their personal best. Students were taught communication skills, appropriate behaviour and dress, manners

SI St Vincent and the Grenadines Girls on Fire Programme 2022

Soroptimist International SVG hosted Girls on Fire 2022 on Monday 25th July, 2022 for five daysunder the theme – “My Voice, Our Equal Future”. This programme was organised by the Programme Action (PAC) committee under the chairmanship of Sis. Shannon Durrant – Samuel. Read the full article

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