SI Peterborough is a women’s club in the city that – through advocacy and fundraising – supports charities and projects that help women locally, nationally and internationally.
If you follow us on social media, you may have some idea of what we do at SI Peterborough. But, do you know who is behind it?
We are a diverse mix of women from Peterborough with one common aim – to make a difference to the lives of women and girls around the world.
Read on to learn more about some of the SI Peterborough members…
I have been married to Adam for 57 years and we have three children. I worked in the NHS for 43 years, specialising in cancer services and received the OBE for my work.
I have been a Soroptimist for over 30 years, and I was Midland East Regional benevolent officer for seven years, which I enjoyed. Through Soroptimist International, I have made many friends and acquaintances. In my spare time, I enjoy cake decorating, knitting, flower arranging plus dining out with friends.
I’m 30 years old and born in Peterborough. I’m a social worker, working with children and families. In my spare time, I enjoy travelling, running, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends. I’m SI Peterborough’s newest member and enjoying being part of the club so far.
I have been a member of SI Peterborough for over 30 years and have been President, Minute Secretary, Regional Representative, Programme Action Officer and Treasurer.
I am a retired community midwife and since retiring have become more involved in my church. I enjoy walking, baking, knitting and cross stitch. Soroptomistism gives us the opportunity to help women and girls who are not as fortunate as us while having fun in the process!
I joined SI Peterborough in 2017 and really enjoy being part of a group of lovely women who are passionate about empowering women and girls. I am Club President and look forward to focusing on sustainability and the environment throughout my presidency.
I am a self-employed copywriter, writing content for a variety of businesses. When I’m not working, you’ll find me reading, baking or napping!
I have been a Soroptimist for four years and have recently stepped down as the youngest ever president of SI Peterborough. I am a mother to one-year-old Billy and I work as a pharmacy technician for the NHS.
I joined Soroptimist International in 1988 when I was living in St Andrews, Scotland. I transferred to the Peterborough club in 2004 when I moved to Spalding.
I have been married to Bryan since 1966 and have a daughter and two grandkids. I spent most of my working life connected to catering, eventually ending up with my own business selling tea and coffee both retail and catering. I have enjoyed travelling around the world since retiring and when fit and able still do.
My Soroptimist membership has brought me many hours of enjoyment and many friends around the world. I have had the pleasure and honour to be Club President twice and Regional President for Midland East.
It must be over 15 years I’ve been a member of SI Peterborough having been introduced by a friend.
I am a mother to Daniel and grandmother to Charlie who lets me watch him play football sometimes as long as I don’t embarrass him by shouting too loud!
When I’m not working, travelling or volunteering I enjoy comping. My best prize has been a holiday to Barbados. My latest one is a Witches Spell-A-Day Almanac.
I have two daughters and two grandsons – all now adults. A secretary by profession, I worked for 21 years for Christie’s – the international fine art auctioneers – who had an office in Peterborough, administering and running the office. From this, I became interested in art and antiques.
I have been a Soroptimist for 27 years. For most of those years, I have been Club Secretary and I have also been Club President twice. I’ve made many friends through Soroptimists and also visited some interesting places, including Canada and Barbados.
Over the 10 years I’ve been with SI Peterborough, I’ve had the opportunity to be President, Membership Officer and Programme Action Officer. SI Peterborough offers fun and friendship while making a difference to women and girls locally and internationally.
I am a pharmacist. In my spare time, I enjoy travelling and going out to pubs with friends and family (pre-Covid!).
I’ve worked in community pharmacy for just over 20 years and for the last two years have been in a role that involves working will all of the pharmacies across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
I’ve been a Soroptimist for around 18 months and have really enjoyed the opportunity to find out more about the projects that support women and girls, both in our area and further afield. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, listening to any music I can sing along to and supporting my local ice hockey team.