SI Harrogate and District – Resurrected Bites

At their February speaker meeting, Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District enjoyed a presentation by the founder and CEO of Resurrected Bites, Michelle Hayes. Michelle talked about the two cafes and community grocery stores the charity has set up in Harrogate and Knaresborough since early 2018. She explained how the Government lockdowns had affected their plans but how they

Aberconwy MS addresses Soroptimist Conference on climate

SHADOW Minister for Climate Change, Janet Finch-Saunders MS, had the honour of addressing the Soroptimist International Great Britain & Ireland: Cheshire, North Wales & Wirral conference, held at St George’s Hotel, Llandudno. Mrs Finch-Saunders joined fellow guest speakers Professor Gareth Wynne Jones and Annie Merry, all of whom spoke on the conference’s theme ‘Climate Change,

SI Keighley to celebrate International Women’s Day

KEIGHLEY Soroptimists are celebrating International Women’s Day. The group will have a week-long display in the town’s Airedale Shopping Centre, and will be present in person with a stall – at the arts hub, in the former Marks & Spencer store – on March 8 and 11. Members are joining with fellow Soroptimists across the

SI Esperance begs Govt for measures to decrease cost of feminine products

A women advocacy group is calling on the Government to implement measures that will result in a decrease in the prices of feminine products to make them more affordable for women and girls. Soroptimist International (SI) Esperance’s vice president Rabbia Khan issued the call on Monday at the launch of their Period Positivity Project at

SI Ilkley gift new table tennis table at Ilkley Lido

SOROPTIMIST International of Ilkley is delighted to announce the arrival of a brand new table tennis table installed in the grounds of Ilkley Lido. This has come via a private donation to the club and with the help of Bradford Council who sourced and installed it. S I Ilkley wanted to mark the centenary of

SI Skipton-in-Craven help good causes

A CHRISTMAS Fair organised by Skipton Soroptimists members resulted in 10 recipients benefitting from the proceeds. Rosalie Holroyd, president of Soroptimist International of Skipton in Craven is pictured handing a cheque to Mary Parker, chairman of the Keighley Branch of Yorkshire Cancer Research; one of the groups which benefited. The Skipton branch of the Soroptimists

SI Trinidad and Tobago buries a time capsule

On Wednesday, December 29, 2021, the Soroptimist International National Association of Trinidad and Tobago (SITT) buried a time capsule in St James. The time capsule contains items from seven local Soroptimist Clubs that comprise SITT—SI Port of Spain, SI San Fernando, SI Chaguanas, SI Newtown, SI Anaparima, SI Esperance, and the proposed Club of SI

SI Harrogate present over £11,000 to Just’B’

Immediate Past President of SI Harrogate and District, Sandra Frier, was able to present Just’B’s Community and Challenge Events Fundraiser, Sandra Gilbert, with a cheque for over £11000 last week. President Sandra and members of the Harrogate and District Club had been fundraising for over 18 months, mostly through the restraints of lockdowns, to raise money for

SI Swindon appeal for donations to domestic abuse support service

The Swindon Soroptimists delivered toys, bedding and bric-a-brac to a charity shop. Club members and friends from other groups like Ladies Who Latte, Live Laugh Love and Nordic Walking donated things the Survivor shop could sell to raise money for the Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service. Soroptimist members Jackie Webb and Lydia Cardew delivered the goods