Saturday 22 April 2017 10:30 – 16:00 Children’s craft activities, face painting, prize quiz, tombola, and much more! Free entrance – all welcome. In aid of Meru Women’s Garden Project (Click here for the Fun Day poster)
Fylde Soroptimists invite you to join them in celebrating their 80th anniversary by helping them to twin to 80 toilets. Click here for further info.
Members of SI Preston joined staff and students at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) for an annual gathering to make a stand against violence to women and children around the world. The One Billion Rising for Justice (VDay) campaign, held every year on the 14 February, is a global event that brings people together to stand, sing and dance to demand an end to violence against women. It is the fourth year in a row that UCLan, has organised the Preston event for participants to join in the ‘Break the Chain’ dance at the same time as other One Billion events around the globe. The Secretary of Preston’s Soroptimist International women’s group, Lynn Yates, said: “We are currently lobbying the government about funding cuts to domestic violence services so it’s fantastic to see UCLan organising this event and helping to raise awareness.” Another participant,
The Victoria Hall Grange over Sands rocked to the music of the 50’s and 60’s when Grange Soroptimists held a disco on 11th Feb 2017. A great time was had by over 100 people (locals and visiting Soroptimists) and £1,515 raised for club charities which include Partners in Education Swaziland (PIES) and International Justice Mission. PIES is a charity supporting a school in Swaziland giving children an education and better nutrition and a better start in life. International Justice Mission works internationally to fight Trafficking and Slavery. Isabel Huggett (Grange-over-Sands)
SI Grange enjoyed a Burns’ Night supper raising £255 for WaterAid. There was entertainment with the address to the Haggis, speeches and excellent haggis,neaps and tatties with whisky. Afterwards there was singing and a little impromptu dancing. Three potential new members enjoyed the relaxed evening to meet Soroptimists and their family and friends.
Samlesbury War Memorial Hall – Sunday 15 January 2017 This was the first event in my year as President and I was thrilled that 60 members travelled from across the Region, through rain and fog, to attend the Regional Afternoon Tea. Our afternoon was soon brightened by the Sing It Big choir from Chorley who entertained us with songs ranging from Cole Porter to David Bowie. We all joined in the last two songs but I don’t think any of us will be auditioning for the choir anytime soon! The delicious tea, which was provided by the members of the Blackburn club, where I am a member, was vast and varied and almost everyone went home with a doggy bag. The afternoon ended with a raffle and all the funds raised on the day will go to the International President’s Appeal, Educate to Lead: Nepal.