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Celebration of Soroptimist Service

South Lancashire Region held a Celebration of Soroptimist Service to recognise the diversity, talents and friendships amongst all members.

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Soroptimist participants with guests, the Deputy Mayor of Wigan and her Consort

The event – held in Leigh at an Anglican church – had a multi-faith focus. Three Soroptimist ministers from different churches led the service, and members from the Muslim, Buddhist and Hindu faiths gave poignant readings.

Almost all the clubs in the Region had at least one member in a participatory role.

Diane Mackley (SI Southport) sang Cherubino’s aria ‘Voi Che Sapete’ from Mozart’s opera The Marriage of Figaro; and Eunice Woof (SI Bootle) led a small Soroptimist vocal group to sing the aptly-titled ‘I am a small part of the world’.

A collection was taken, part of which will be donated to the Federation’s Meru Women’s Garden Project.

Afternoon tea was served by members of SI Leigh & District at the end of the service.

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Eunice Woof conducts the Soroptimist ‘choir’