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Wedding Bells

Any Soroptimist getting married is a cause for celebration in her club; but when it’s your Immediate Past President (IPP), it’s something else again! Eleanor Reakes (President of SI Stockport and District) therefore decided to organise a ‘surprise’ bridal shower … Continued


Soroptimists Change ME for WE

Soroptimists from South Lancashire attended the conference organised by our neighbouring region, North West England & the Isle of Man. “Change Me for We” enabled delegates to consider the strength of collective effort, of co-operation and of shared goals. Speakers included: Ann Hodgson, … Continued


Soroptimist Bowlers’ Pre-Season Meeting

Soroptimist bowlers from South Lancashire Region met recently for the annual pre-season supper. It was organised by Dot Massey (SI Widnes), who co-ordinates the regional competition. Five Soroptimist clubs are participating in the forthcoming season: Crosby, Leigh & District, Liverpool, … Continued


Quizzical Soroptimists

Soroptimists and friends recently enjoyed a fundraising quiz night. Organised by SI Bolton, and held in the local Masonic Hall, the event attracted over 60 participants. These included teams of Soroptimists from Bury and Leigh & District. Jane Hemingway, who … Continued


Development Day 2017

The purpose of the day was to learn how to strengthen Soroptimists’ voice and influence, and achieve our ambition to be the leading international organisation for today’s women.  Speakers: Ann Hodgson, Federation President, with her theme ‘Step and Lead’. Jasvinder Sanghera, … Continued


SI Leigh: Seventy Years On

Soroptimists in Leigh recently celebrated 70 successful years of service in their community. The Club was chartered on 17th February 1947, with support from the existing clubs in Bolton and Wigan. At this year’s Charter Dinner, Region President Margaret Molyneux … Continued


Centenarian Soroptimist

Southport Soroptimist Diana Beldam celebrated her 100th birthday in January 2017 with a party put on by her fellow members. Diana – who was a beautician by profession – joined the club in 1974 and has been a loyal, hard-working … Continued


Santa’s Little Drivers

For several years Leigh & District Soroptimists have provided transport for people attending the local Park Tearooms on Christmas Day. Volunteers at the Tearooms provided lunch, food hampers and gifts for approximately 30 guests of all ages who would normally … Continued


Soroptimists Face the ‘Invisible Generation’

South Lancashire’s Soroptimists welcomed guest speaker the Reverend George Thomas, founder of the charity Life NoW, to December’s Regional Programme Action Meeting. Life NoW seeks to bridge the gap between children’s and adult hospices for young adults with life-limiting, life-threatening … Continued


Soroptimists’ Seasonal Service

Soroptimists in Southport have undertaken a pre-Christmas project to help people who are homeless. Club members made up 55 packs of toiletries – and parcels of warm clothing – which will be given out at the local Alchemy centre. Alchemy … Continued