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Project Work

 Soroptimists undertake service projects locally, nationally and internationally.

It is the reason why many of us are members and it is the linchpin of our organisation and what makes us different from other organisations.We act locally but think globally.  Through awareness, advocacy and action, Soroptimists work in the following areas:

 

Economic Empowerment
Education
Environmental Sustainability
Food Security and Healthcare
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In Preston  :

We run a Drop In Cafe at Kingsfold Library in Penwortham for anyone who feels isolated or needs a bit of company and a chat.  There’s cake too!
Enjoying refreshments at the weekly cafe event.
Enjoying refreshments at the weekly cafe event.

We have a  member who represents the North West Region on the Domestic Violence Forum run by Lancashire Constabulary and individual members are representatives of the Club on organisations such as Save the Children, Life Education, Water for Kids, Partners in Education Swaziland.

We are a member of PAN LANCASHIRE ANTI SLAVERY PARTNERSHIP and support as many MDS events as we can.

Members from the region {and dogs!) off on a march to raise awareness of human trafficking.
Members from the region {and dogs!) off on a march to raise awareness of human trafficking.

 

We provide giftbags for the homeless at Christmas , and toiletries for the SAFE centre in Preston – and pennies for pads for Days for Girls.

All the bags delivered safely to the Salvation Army
All the bags delivered safely to the Salvation Army

We have filled ‘preloved’ handbags with toiletries and other ‘girly’ items to send to women refugees who are now living in Turkey or Greece.

Members filling preloved handbags with girly goodies to give to refugee women.
Members filling preloved handbags with girly goodies to give to refugee women

 

We have lobbied local MPs and County Councillors over funding for Domestic Violence refuges, Landmines and Human Trafficking

We hold fundraising events

Ladies who lunch - members are a fundraising lunch,
Ladies who lunch – members at a fundraising lunch,

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we support regional events and charities