Our swimmer extraordinaire!

Our newest member, Caroline Harrington, recently swam the length of Windermere -11 miles- to raise funds for Dementia UK. She is seen here receiving our congratulations and a cheque for £100 from President Susan to add to her total contributions … Continued

Summer trip to Manchester

On 20th August members had a private guided tour of Elizabeth Gaskell’s House and the Pankhurst centre in Manchester. Then in typical Soroptimist style we all went to the Café in Whitworth Gallery for a delicious afternoon tea.

AGM April 2019

At our AGM on 30th April 2019 Susan Cuthbertson was installed as our President for 2019-20. Congratulations to Susan  and we know we will have a very successful year under your leadership.

Quiz and Young Achiever Award

We held a quiz on March 15th at Ramsbottom Cricket Club to raise funds for Bury and Rossendale Hospices. Over 80 people attended and around £700 was raised. Our 2018 Young Achiever Award winner was presented with her trophy and … Continued

Red Box Project

We have recently formed a partnership with Lisa from the Red Box Project placing free sanitary items into schools. We have not only been collecting items for the boxes but also helping contact schools who may be interested in having … Continued

Senior Citizens’ Party

            In October we hosted our annual party at Ramsbottom Cricket Club for over 50 local senior citizens. As well as afternoon tea and entertainment our guests  had a 1940’s fun quiz. Everyone always enjoys this event and … Continued

Ramsbottom United Football Club

We are very pleased to announce that we have recently agreed to sponsor a team at our local football club. Ramsbottom United FC have formed a new team – Under 7s girls and their coach, Alan Keane, put out a … Continued

Blankets for Neonatal Unit

In October our speaker was Claire Hopkins, Advanced neonatal nurse practitioner from Oldham General Hospital. She told us of the care given to premature babies and showed us the tiny clothes, nappies etc which they use on the unit. Some of our members, … Continued

Sewing group

  We  have been hard at work making Twiddlemuffs and Fiddlequilts for local Nursing Homes to assist people with dementia. The picture shows Maureen Sampson, Ramsbottom member, and the Manager of Walshaw Nursing Home with two of the quilts made … Continued