Our Activities

Our Activities  2018/2019

We are a busy club with most activities focused on our projects (see this section) but we also find time to socialise!

Project Activities

Club Meetings, Social and Community Events

Project Activities


Fund raising for MacMillan Nurses

Saturday 22 September 2018 – Macmillan Coffee Morning



Some thirty participants enjoyed a wonderful spread of cakes and biscuits whilst socialising on this Saturday morning in September.
The sale of tickets, jewellery, books and an excellent raffle, donations brought in an impressive £335 for MacMillan.








Fund raising for Two Saints
Afternoon Tea – 28 July 2018
Twenty four soroptimists and friends gathered for a traditional afternoon tea in Tref’s garden. The weather was perfect, the choice of cakes impressive and there was lots to talk about – making for a very enjoyable afternoon!
Thank you to Tref and all the helpers who made this such a successful event. The entry tickets, Bring & Buy sale, jewellery sale and raffle raised nearly £200 for the Two Saints charity to be used to purchase items for the resettlement boxes.


Women in Science Event at Richard Taunton College – 14 June 2018


Girls from Southampton secondary schools attended a Soroptimist STEM event at Richard Taunton College for the second year. They heard from eleven STEM ambassadors about their exciting careers in a wide range of science related areas. An inspiring morning which we’ll repeat next year!



We have continued to make regular visits to Two Saints and a number of further resettlement boxes have been delivered as well as clothes for the women.




Christmas Visit to TwoSaints 


Further settlement boxes were assembled in November and delivered before Christmas.


Hats, gloves, and scarves had been collected as well as  toiletries and some treats, all placed in individual hand made bags to make much appreciated Christmas gifts for the women at Two Saints. We are grateful for a generous donation from the Saints Football Club of a large number of matching hats and scarves.




Easter gifts and visit to TwoSaints

A team spent a Saturday morning packing mugs with donated chocolates for women staying at Patrick House, Two Saints hostel.

The much appreciated gifts were handed over to two representatives of TwoSaints a few days before Easter by group of our members accompanied by the Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Stephen Barnes-Andrews.



See Our Projects section for more information on this charity.















Further information about Solar AidOur support for this charities continues through a variety of fundraising activities. So far £535 has been sent to the charity and used form the purchase of lamps in Africa. A letter of appreciation from Solar Aid was received in October.

Further information about Solar Aid can be found in the “Our Projects”section.





Christmas Shoebox scheme with the Rotary

This October we managed again to fill a number of shoe boxes with Christmas gifts for disadvantaged children.. This is an initiative by the Rotary District 1110 which we have supported for many years.
Thank you to all who gave contributions. We will start collecting shoe boxes soon to be ready for next year’s effort!








CONTACT TEA Christmas party
North Baddesley Village Hall – 9 December 2018

Once again our club arranged for a traditional Christmas Tea together with helpers for the charity “Contact Tea”. A large number of elderly guests, volunteers and drivers together with the Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Stephen Barnes-Andrews and the Lady Mayoress, our past president Amanda, enjoyed an amazing spread of sandwiches, cakes and pleasant company.
The event is much appreciated by the guests and a big “Thank You” to all who helped to make the afternoon a success!



Club Meetings, Social and Community Events


An Invitation to a Mayor’s Reception
Southampton City Hall 3 July 2018


  Representatives for SI Southampton & District were invited with other local charities to attend the Mayor’s Reception to introduce the Mayor’s chosen charities – Rose Road Association and Sunday Lunch Project.

The Mayor of Southampton, Councillor Stephen Barnes-Andrews and the Lady Mayoress, our past president Amanda!








Birthday celebrations 

The Harbour Hotel 24 June 2018

Several members had a very enjoyable lunch together to celebrate a few significant birthdays at the new Harbour Hotel with stunning views of the waterfront.








Annual Lunch

Chilworth Manor Hotel 7 October 2018

Forty club members and guests enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon to celebrate our 66th anniversary since achieving chartered status.

The lunch concluded with a talk, “Life and Other Problems” by our guest speaker giving an amusing insight into life as a radio presenter.

Coffee meeting at the Mayor’s parlour
11 March 2019

Having been invited by the Lady Mayoress Amanda Barnes-Andrews (also our past president), a number of members and guests enjoyed a coffee meeting in the Mayor’s parlour.