We had a very informative talk from Paul Turner aka The Herb Man. He told us the various uses for herbs and how to grow them and use them in cooking.
SI Northallerton and District had an Afternoon Tea Party with a pink tombola on the 11th August at the home of President Jill. This was to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Support Unit at The Friarage Hospital in memory of one of our members who sadly died this year. Despite it not being a lovely sunny day, yes it rained we raised over £400.
Presidents Jill and Christine with Emily from Majestic Wines SI members enjoying the Wine Tasting!
Picture President Cynthia with Michaela ( Fundraiser Macmillan) We are giving a donation following a talk on the new Sir Robert Ogden Centre in Northallerton
Members of Soroptimist International of SI Northallerton along with Soroptimists from throughout Yorkshire wore something orange on 25th November at the start of the United Nations 16 Days of Action for the Elimination of violence against women and girls and its mission to ‘Orange the World’. The day coincided with the Regional Council Meeting held in Barnsley where newly elected Yorkshire President Chris Clark welcomed over 80 members from the 23 Yorkshire Clubs. The Yorkshire President’s theme for this year is ‘Power of the Second Chance with Yorkshire Clubs raising awareness and supporting women and girls affected by violence. The Lord Mayor of Sheffield Anne Murphy joined members for lunch. Soroptimist International is a worldwide women’s voluntary organisation working to Educate, Enable and Empower women and girls locally and globally. New members are welcome For more information call Ann Whitewick 01609 770209 or visit our
We decorated Lady Waterfords room for the Flowers Festival at Kiplin Hall.
Northallerton & District Soroptimists met on 11th May . Prior to our talk, IPP Barbara Collins presented Alison Shepherd from Friends of Chernobyl’s Children with a cheque for £400. Our speakers were Catherine Walters and Deborah Gell from Mental Health Support Group. They explained that two in three people suffer with mental health problems and over 105 billion pounds is spent on it by the NHS but only six pence in very pound is spent on research Catherine and Deborah said that the group was set up in 1980 by a Doctor in Thirsk wanting to give patients discharged from hospital a place to go and have somewhere to chat. Since those early days the group has grown and now have offer a wide range of services including Day Support services, Drop-Ins and Wellbeing Centres and Outreach Support across the Hambleton and Richmondshire area. Our
Northallerton & District Soroptimists met on 9th March to celebrate International Women’s Day where we had a very entertaining talk from Nicky Sadler from Get Ahead Hats. Over sixty people attended. Nicky explained what type of hat we should pick for a wedding or a trip to Ladies Day at the races. She is able to customise a hat to match the outfit you are wearing and as a trained milliner advise what shape and style would suit you best. Following on from our refreshments we were able to try on all the lovely hats she had brought along Our next meeting will be held on Thursday 06th April and will be our AGM which will be followed by a buffet Anyone is welcome to join us at Romanby Golf and Country Club , Yafforth Road, Romanby. New members are always very welcome. For more
Northallerton Soroptimists raised £55 from the recent raffle held in M&Co, Northallerton . The basket of toiletries was won by Pam Bayston The money raised will be going to Friends of Chernobyls Children ,Northallerton Branch, our charity of the year.