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Mary Paisey MBE is one in a hundred!

We are thrilled to announce that Mary Paisey MBE,  member of the original SI Salisbury Club has been selected as one of more than 100 Soroptimists to be commemorated as part of the celebration of the first centenary of Soroptimist International  in the #Whoisshe? Campaign. 


The original Salisbury Soroptimist Club had been a driving force in the establishment of Salisbury Women’s Refuge in 1983-4, and the project is very dear to Mary’s heart. She served as a Trustee of the Refuge for 30 years and has recently been appointed Honorary President. She supports many other local community projects including Wessex Community Action, The Lovelane Friendship Club Day Centre, Christian Aid, the Arts Society and Churches Together. She was awarded the MBE in 2010 in recognition of her work in support of Salisbury Women’s Refuge, and her years of service to the local community.

The centenary of the organisation seemed a fitting opportunity to recognise and celebrate the professional and personal commitments made by these outstanding members through the years. These #Whoisshe? campaign members, both past and present, from Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland have all been nominated by Soroptimist Clubs for their noteworthy contribution to society in the furtherance of the aims and objects of the organisation.

Mary is pictured here third from the right at the Charter of the new SI Salisbury in August 2019