Club news

SI Stand at Combined Charities Fair in Maidenhead attracts P.M.

SI Slough Windsor & Maidenhead took a stand at the always busy Charities Fair in Maidenhead on Saturday 3rd November at the Desborough Hall.  Many local churches and charities participate each year in order to raise funds for a wide … Continued

First hand experience of Nepal

Soroptimists from Slough Windsor and Maidenhead Club have just returned from a 2-week trip to Nepal. Whilst overseas they visited their sister Soroptimist club in Kathmandu allowing them to personally present a donation of money to the Nepalese club. This … Continued

Stand Out for Autism

Holly Clarke gave a moving talk about the issues facing mothers with children diagnosed as autistic.  Holly not only faced this situation when her son was diagnosed but has set out to make huge differences to the opportunities available to … Continued

Fighting against polio

At our August meeting Veronica and Adrian Stabbins gave a talk with a video presentation about the work of Rotary International and their Eradicate polio campaign  Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries.  Veronica … Continued

What it means to be an Electoral Observer

Alison Sutherland visited our club on 18th July to tell us about the various elections she has worked on around the world in her capacity as an Observer.  There are two types of observer:  short term which involves being in … Continued

Prime Minister visits stand at Duck Derby

Our club had a stand at the recent Maidenhead Duck Derby run by the Lions Club.  Goods from the Purple Campaign made in the Philippines from items discarded in the UK such as ring pulls were on sale.  We were … Continued

Annual Lunch at a new Venue proves a Treat

After many years of having our Annual Lunch in Dorney this year we moved to the beautiful setting of the Berystede Hotel in South Ascot.  Despite the rather unseasonal weather members were able to admire the attractive gardens and enjoy … Continued

Be on your Guard

This was the message from Jeff Pick of Thames Valley Police when he came to talk to the club about a wide range of issues around Fraud but also the work the local police are doing to engage with local … Continued

Susan Brett – the dynamo who set up Maidenhead Foodbank

Members were delighted to welcome Susan Brett to the February meeting.  Susan realised that there was a real problem in Maidenhead for a number of residents who simply could not afford to feed themselves properly.  Starting from simply making soup … Continued

Street Angels and Windsor Homelessness

Members were delighted to welcome Dave Bullock of Thames Valley Police on Wednesday night.  Dave came to talk about two initiatives within Windsor:  the Windsor Homelessness Project and the Windsor Street Angels. Dave set up Windsor Street Angels ten years … Continued