Several SI Sheffield Soroptimists who are taking part in the Scrub Bag Sewers S10 programme have been joined by Wendy’s grand-daughter, Cait, who has been in lockdown for longer than most following her heart surgery in March. To date she has contributed 12 of the bags, which will enable medical staff to wash their scrubs with reduced chance of contamination. A huge thank you to Cait and to all of those who are taking part in this project.
It was lovely for members to meet up for coffee, a chat and lots of fun, using Zoom. It was also super to catch up with Chris who has had to extend her holiday in New Zealand.
SI Sheffield member Anne Jones told the group about the challenges of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and the planned building programme at Sheffield Children’s Hospital at the January supper meeting.
President Hilary and SI Sheffield members presented the Toilet Twinning Certificate to the Deputy CEO of the Children’s Hospital.
Help to flush away poverty MP Paul Blomfield acted quickly when approached by the Sheffield Soroptimists .Our aim is to achieve toilet twinned status for the city of Sheffield and we asked the MP for his support, which was immediately forthcoming.
It was lovely to welcome Lindsay from SI Selby and Suzie from SI Wakefield to our October meeting. They shared the SI development goals with us, as well as explaining how important it is that we feedback to them on all the PA projects that we support. For more information, see our own Programme Action pages.
Twelve Past Presidents enjoyed lunch this week at the Omega at Abbeydale.
We were pleased to be invited to take part in the Hallam Fete last weekend and our Blue and Yellow Stall made £120.00 for ROTHACS. Thank you particularly to Jackie for all her work with the blue and yellow tree; it really does go well and looked so attractive. It was also lovely to meet so many visitors and chat about Soroptimism. There was also got a lot of interest in our Toilet Twinning, so a good platform from which to get our campaign underway.
We are excited to be sponsoring Concord’s Net4All team and the girls look amazing in their new kit – complete with the SI logo. Good luck girls and enjoy playing!
Our first big fundraiser for this year in aid of ROTHACS was a Fashion Show with London Connections. Our Share Our Skills students were amazing, contributing lots of ideas and organising media coverage as well as compering and modelling on the night. As well as having fun (and shopping!) we raised over £1200.