Novel Bookstall Raises Funds for Refuges on Literacy Day

The Club marks International Literacy Day every year selling 2nd hand books on St Albans market.

On Sat 8 Sep this year the event raised more than £230 providing much needed funds for the St Albans & Hertsmere Women’s Refuge and the  Welwyn Hatfield Women’s Refuge

Our stall was busy all day and our Members enjoyed meeting many generous supporters in the town. Left over books were gratefully received by the Lions Charity Bookshop in the Maltings, Hemel Hempstead.

Pictured here are some of the Soroptimist willing volunteers who always enjoy our day on St Albans Market.

As Soroptimists our mantra is EducateEmpower and Enable so it is fitting that we celebrate International Literacy Day with projects that promote education, enabling women to achieve their full potential and thus empowering them to control their lives and know their rights.

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