SI Poole News Items

Christmas Event Round-up

Poole Soroptimists had an eventful run-up to Christmas! Members delivered food parcels as part of the town’s Christmas Parcels event which supports some of the most vulnerable in our local community. We supported local charity LEAF, Leukaemia Educating And Fund-Raising, … Continued

Coffee Morning Success

  Poole Coffee Morning on 22nd July raised funds for Purple Teardrop Campaign’s project that sends preloved bras to Free the Girls, a charity that supports women survivors of trafficking by setting them in business selling bras. Poole Soroptimists and … Continued

Poole Soroptimists Welcomed Speaker from French Charity SPESS

President Liz Rodgers and the members of SI Poole welcomed Nigel Page-Jones, Founder and CEO of SPESS, Soutien Population Education Sante Sagbadai, at their April meeting at the Salterns Hotel in Poole. Nigel spoke with great passion and enthusiasm about … Continued

Southend Soroptimists come to Poole

Poole Soroptimists were delighted to welcome Soroptimists from Southend for the day. SI Southend members had collected over 1500 pre-loved bras for the Purple Teardrop Campaign’s initiative that supports Free the Girls, a charity that kick-starts micro businesses for human … Continued

International Knitting for Nepal

Our twin club in Germany, SI Hagen, has very generously and kindly been ‘Knitting for Nepal.’ What a wonderful surprise for our Programme Action Officer to have been sent a box of blankets, baby vests and bootees for onward transmission … Continued

Meet up with Plymouth Soroptimists

It was a huge pleasure and honour for President Liz Rodgers to meet up with Plymouth Soroptimists as the two clubs prepare to formalise their friendship link in 2017. The members of both clubs are looking forward to forging close … Continued

Soroptimists raise over £300 for new Dorset Refuge

Poole Soroptimists in partnership with Poole Bay Rotary raised over £300 thanks to the generous residents of Creekmoor who donated so readily when the Christmas Train visited prior to Christmas. The proceeds from the evening are for Dorset’s latest refuge which … Continued

Knitting for Sierra Leone

Since April 2016 Poole Soroptimists have distributed 435 baby hats, 47 blankets, 71 hat & pullover sets, 13 pullovers and 19 pairs of bootees. The majority of knitted items have Nepal as an end destination though some have gone to the … Continued

Domestic Violence Awareness Day, Poole

SI Poole and Purple Teardrop Campaign had a table at the Safer Poole Partnership’s Domestic Violence Awareness Day event in the town centre today. Visitors very generously gave presents for the Women’s Refuge and outreach service users and children. The … Continued