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Soroptimist International - Salisbury

Soroptimist International of Salisbury is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Welcome to SI Salisbury!

Why do women join SI Salisbury?

If you are curious about what it means to be a Soroptimist have a look around our website to see what we do.

Being a Soroptimist is about making a difference to the lives of women & girls both here in Salisbury and in the wider world. Find out how, by joining SI Salisbury, you can make a difference too.

Scroll through this presentation to learn about ‘What is a Soroptimist?’

what is a Soroptimist part 1  International organisation

what is a Soroptimist part 2  Regional organisation

We’d love to know if you’re planning to come to one of our meetings, so drop us a line at

What do we do?

For a quick look at our activities throughout the year, please watch this video 2021/22 and 2022/23.

Apart from monthly meetings, we raise funds to support our two main charities and work on Programme Action, or projects. For more information have a look at our Projects page but here is a summary of some of them:

Women’s Safety Initiative – a collaborative project with other organisations in our city to improve safety for all,

Her Salisbury Story – a research project to write women back into history,

STEM – to promote science and technology as career choices for girls,

Bra collection – sending gently used bras to Africa,

Orange the World – raising awareness of domestic violence.

Our news

For more information please see our Club News section.

Why not join us?

We meet on the 4th Monday each month at the White Hart Hotel, St John’s Street, Salisbury. If you use the hotel parking, please register at reception. Otherwise park in Brown Street Carpark nearby.

The meeting usually comprises, club business, a speaker, discussion time and if time permits ‘Getting to know us’: one of our members tells us about her life to date.

Our next scheduled meetings are:

May 22

June 26

For normal meetings, we usually meet in the bar first and take a coffee or a drink through with us.  Please feel free to arrive from 7pm – the meeting will start at 7.30pm. Please email so we know you are coming.

We do need to conduct club business, but try to keep this as short as possible. Please note that no hard copies of club papers will be available so please bring your own if you need them.  They are available by email or on the members only page which is password protected.

Informal Coffee meet-up

We also meet informally for coffee and a chat at 10.30am on the first Saturday in the month in the Refectory at Salisbury Cathedral The next informal get together will be Saturday June 3rd (no meeting in May due to the Coronation) all welcome! Look for a Soroptimist leaflets on the table.

We have many projects underway, but are always ready for new ideas, so come along, meet us, make new friends and see if you would like to be part of the newest women’s club in Salisbury!

Our Year to date

Dates for your diary

Bra Collection – May-June, followed by a counting and packing event in July.

20th May – People in the Park (volunteers needed: contact Liz)

27th May – ‘New Local Politics’ at Brown Street

August –  social event (no formal meeting)

December – Orange the World 16 days of activism

Annual Bra Collection now on! 

Please collect gently used bras from friends, neighbours and colleagues. If possible, keep them until our counting event in July. There will be a collecting basket at Five Rivers Leisure Centre. If you can help collect donations from here please contact Penny Joyce. For further information contact: Penny

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