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Soroptimist International - Scarborough, Malton and District

Soroptimist International of Scarborough, Malton and District is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Welcome to SI Scarborough, Malton and District

Welcome to SI Scarborough, Malton and District, a Soroptimist International (SI) club in North Yorkshire, UK. This is one of three Soroptimist clubs called SI Scarborough. There is one in Trinidad and Tobago, one in Canada and the original Scarborough in the UK. The town was named in Viking times.

Soroptimist Interntional (SI) Scarborough was formed a little later in 1939 and has been active in the town for 80 years.

Members of SI Yorkshire embrace the values of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) and look to support projects that Empower, Educate and Enable women and children at home and all over the world, using Action, Advocacy and Awareness.

At present, our projects (Programme Action) include:

  1. Ongoing support for EVA Womens Aid ( This year the club has sponsored a new flat for independent living.
  2. Supporting Foodbanks, Westway Open Arms in Scarborough and Ryedale Foodbank in Malton.
  3. Helping children with cerebral palsy have a better life in Ghana (
  4. Toilet Twinning, twinning their toilets with toilets in the developing world. ( and locally.
  5. Attending a Soroptimist International information stall at an Inspiring Women/ Yorkshire in Business event for International Womens Day.(March 8th)
  6. Attending an information stall at Scarborough library highlighting the UN 16 Days of Activism/ Orange the World (Nov/Dec 2022)
  7. Collecting blister packs for recycling at Superdrug shops.
  8. Collecting used stamps for Colostomy UK.
  9. Supporting Anti Modern Slavery events promoted by the Yorkshire Region.

We hold a club meeting at Ganton Vllage Hall every second Monday of the month. From 7.00pm – 9.30pm. During the winter months, the club held meetings on Zoom.  The organisation and our clubs are known for fun and friendship, while undertaking our Programme Action.

There are social get-togethers at other times too. If you are interested in finding out further details, please get in touch with Angela Edwards ( or use the Contact Us form on this website..

SI Scarborough, Malton and District Soroptimists inspire action, help transform lives and make a difference. Come and join us. All women are welcome!

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