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Morecambe and Heysham Friendship Evening 2016
Morecambe and Heysham – Friendship Evening 2016

Morecambe and Heysham – Friendship Evening 2016

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Morecambe and Heysham Friendship Evening – Thursday 28 January 2016 We’re going to make an origami crane said Bonnie, ninety minutes later we had all just managed it!  Regional President Margaret had planned to teach her grandchildren how to make one the day after; somehow I don’t think that will have happened.  That well known phrase ‘easier said than done’ comes to mind and we were definitely ready for the delicious supper provided by Morecambe club members, whilst we all compared our attempts at origami. The money raised from the raffle was donated to WaterAid. An excellent evening with delicious food and excellent company. Judith Grocott  (SI Garstang) [new_royalslider id=”4″]

Northwest England and Isle of Man Region Soroptimists - regional walk setting off
Regional Walk 2015

Regional Walk 2015

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Regional Walk – Saturday 5 September 2015 – Around Lancaster This was a gentle afternoon stroll of around three miles although, at our leisurely pace we managed to fill a good two hours. Given the dismal summer we had had, we were extraordinarily lucky with the weather: it was a dry, warm and largely sunny afternoon. In all, there were sixteen walkers plus a dog, together with a small group, including Regional President, Tessa (and past Regional President, Edna) who waited patiently in the White Cross pub on the canal bank for the walkers to return. SI Grange was particularly well represented amongst the walkers. Our walk was a circular around the city centre of Lancaster from our meeting place in Thurnham Street car park near the canal, along the canal bank (past the White Cross – useful for certain facilities) as far as the

Transforming Lives – Reducing women’s imprisonment

Transforming Lives – Reducing women’s imprisonment

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Soroptimists highlight lack of community provision for women in trouble in a report to be presented to Justice Minister the Rt Hon Simon Hughes MP. Too many women in the UK are still being sent to prison instead of receiving community sanctions and targeted support to address the causes of their offending, says a leading women¹s voluntary organisation. The women¹s prison population doubled between 1995 and 2010. Most women in prison serve short prison sentences for non-violent offences and many have themselves been victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. In 2011 the Soroptimist International UK Programme Action Committee resolved to work with the Prison Reform Trust to reduce women¹s imprisonment. Soroptimists in the North West of England found the following provision available for women: The Women¹s Intervention to Support Empowerment and Rehabilitation (WISER) is delivered by probation staff in conjunction with local women¹s centres and is