Club news

Updates and Congratulations

Guest speaker at SI South Lancashire’s autumn Programme Action meeting was George Thomas. No stranger to Soroptimists, George gave an update on Life NoW. This is a north-west-based charity focussing on young adults who have life-limiting conditions. The charity’s work … Continued


‘Ello – Who Won the Quiz?

A team of ‘Fallen Madonnas’ from SI Liverpool triumphed at a quiz night organised by members of their neighbouring Soroptimist club, SI Crosby. The event, themed on a certain café in wartime France, featured sketches, songs (from Madame Edith La … Continued


Soroptimists Support Red Box Project

Soroptimists in Leigh and the surrounding area are acting as local co-ordinators for The Red Box Project. This is an expanding nationwide community initiative. It provides free sanitary items, aiming to ensure that no young woman misses school because she … Continued


Looking Back

At the end of my presidential year – a chance to look back. Our 15 Soroptimist clubs in South Lancashire have continued to work passionately to improve the lives of women and girls during the last 12 months. For me … Continued


Double Celebration for Manchester Soroptimists

Congratulations to Sue Underwood who was installed as Regional President of South Lancashire at the Soroptimist International, GB & Ireland (SIGBI) conference in Liverpool. Sue is a member of SI Manchester. The photo shows Sue (right) with Federation President Sue … Continued


Hat-Trick and Homecoming at Bowls Final

A sudden downpour of rain? It by no means dampened enthusiasm on bowls finals day for South Lancashire’s Soroptimists. With the team trophy already won by SI Leigh & District, there was keen competition for the individual prize. Nineteen bowlers … Continued


Successful Soroptimist Projects – and Awards

Three Soroptimist clubs in South Lancashire showcased their project work at a recent regional Programme Action meeting. SI Ashton-under-Lyne members have a ring-pull project, in partnership with the Purple Community Fund. The charity offers people in the Philippines and the … Continued


Soroptimists Do the Double

Members of SI Leigh & District had a busy summer promoting Soroptimism at two community events. Undertaking the stewarding role for the annual Leigh Carnival involved organising over 20 groups into the planned order. In glorious weather club members wore … Continued


320 Years of Service

Four Soroptimist clubs in South Lancashire Region have each celebrated their 80th anniversary this year. That’s a total of 320 years of women-centred service by countless members of Bolton, Bootle, Crosby and Stockport clubs.   Today’s club members marked this … Continued


Practical Action for Soroptimists

South Lancashire’s Soroptimists put ‘practical action’ into practice at the recent regional meetings. Guest speaker Glyn Jones, from Practical Action spoke about the charity’s mission to empower people – especially women – in developing countries to maximise their potential. Sound … Continued