**Canine Star Brings Success for Carol Singers at St Albans City Station

This year’s annual Soroptimist Christmas carol singing at St Albans City Station was a great success raising £516.20 for the St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge  and the  Welwyn Hatfield Women’s Refuge  – and it was great fun too!

We were joined by Jules the dog – who we are sure attracted lots of extra attention and donations!

One weary female traveller gave us a very generous donation and said “it’s wonderful to hear something so lovely after a hard days work”. The feedback and donation was very welcome indeed!

We would like to send a big thank you and wish the generous St Albans Commuters a very merry Christmas.

Recent funding cuts and increased demand mean that Refuges need additional funding now more than ever before.

This event is timed on the closest Monday to Human Rights Day when Soroptimists all around the world take action www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday

Over a well deserved supper (at Verdi’s in St Albans) Club Members made donations of £68, in lieu of sending one another Christmas cards, to the International President’s annual December 10th appeal Women Water and Leadership  Water is life – safe, accessible water is crucial to preserving life.

Soroptimist International St Albans and District would like to take this opportunity to wish all of their supporters and friends a Merry Christmas and a happy and peaceful new year.