2018 President’s Message


President Anne Lawton

This is the first time I have been President and I thank all of you who have sent me messages of support and encouragement.  I know that President Sandra will be a hard act to follow but I assure you that I will be working very hard on behalf of the Club to ensure that we have another successful and enjoyable year.

I am looking forward to representing the club at Regional events and Meetings and sharing the “wider picture” there with other Soroptimists and Presidents.  I am also looking forward to working with you

all here in Runcorn & Frodsham through a very full calendar of social and fundraising activities.

Our main Charity this year will be again Halton Haven Hospice – an organisation with which we already share close and valued links.   We will also be supporting other local and international charities such as the Women’s Refuge, Fairtrade ,Water Aid, the Meru Garden project  as well as helping the NHS to celebrate its 70th Birthday with a special tea party.

We will maintain a flexible approach to those who are in urgent need and require assistance as well as those individual women and girls who ask for our support as they set off in life or meet challenges along the way.

Finally, I am aware that I am a member of a well-established team of strong minded, intelligent and compassionate women and I know that if I asked any one of you would you rather protest about the dark or light a candle, you would probably answer “both”.

President Anne 2018 – 19