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.
Women’s progress group the Soroptimists of Guernsey were handing out reminders to the public today of the signs of an abusive relationship. 1 in 4 Women experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. 1 in 6 Men experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. 95% Domestic abuse survivors say they experienced coercive control. The campaign group took
The girls had six subject areas they could choose to speak on, tackling difficult issues such as domestic violence, sweatshops and challenges faced by women in the modern workplace. The judges agreed that all of the girls put on great performances and, after much debate, Anna Woodside from Wallace High School was crowned the winner,
A CAMPAIGN aimed at helping ensure communities in developing countries have access to safe, clean toilets is being launched with the help of Leicester’s Lord Mayor this week. Women’s voluntary organisation Soroptimist International Leicester are launching the Leicester Toilet Twinning Project, to help fund sanitation projects in poor communities across the world. Figures show that