Two members of the club, Hilary and Ann H, attended an International Women’s Day dinner in Wakefield. The guest speaker, Kim Leadbeater, is the sister of Jo Cox,the murdered MP. She was inspirational, talking about the work promoting the sense of community done by the Jo Cox Foundation.
About 300 women attended, including several of the area’s MPs who joined us after the vote on Brexit held earlier that evening at Westminster. A message of good wishes for the Foundation was sent by the Speaker of the House. A raffle and silent auction was held to raise money for the Foundation. Yorkshire Soroptimists had a table and the photo shows some of us wearing our suffragette colours.