St Albans & District Soroptimists and their friends got together for a garden party in Harpenden on Sunday 2 June to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Coronation of the Queen. A wonderful time was had by one and all – it was a glorious day! The food was delicious. The dress-code was regal – from elegant outfits with crowns and tiaras to draped union jack flags and Prince Charles ears! The hosts for the event were Hilary and David Ratcliffe – Hilary, the Programme Director for Soroptimist International , also present was Penny Williams, a Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire.
As well as being great fun, the event raised £500 for Soroptimist International President’s charity “Birthing in the Pacific”:
Three women per day die in Papua New Guinea due to complications of pregnancy or childbirth. Birthing in the Pacific aims to save lives by increasing access to skilled birth attendants and health care services in Papua New Guinea. Soroptimist International works with local partners to apply international best practice and evidence www.soroptimistinternational.org/our-projects/december-10-appeal/birthinginpacific