Women’s Day Happening in St Albans

To celebrate International Women’s Day St Albans and District Soroptimists were joined by Penny Williams JP, Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Kate Belinis (also a DL of Herts), members of the Hertfordshire Asian Women’s Association, members of Amnesty International plus many more … Continued

Christmas Charity Market Stall Selling Kenyan Jewellery

Soroptimists had the charity stall at St Albans Christmas Market on Friday 12th Dec selling Kenyan Jewellery made by HIV +ve women in aid of International Peace Initiatives (IPI) a charity helping Kenyan women and children affected by HIV/AIDS. The money from the … Continued

£1415 Raised for the Womens Refuge!

The St Albans & District Soroptimists raised a wonderful £1415 for the St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge in the club year 2013/14 – even though the Club supported 2 charities again this year!  Sara Jackson and Liz Perry, Managers at the Refuge, were thrilled when the … Continued

Wonderful Women’s Day in St Albans

  Educate to Empower and Enable Women and Girls To celebrate International Women’s Day St Albans and District Soroptimists were joined by The Right Worshipful the Mayor of St Albans City and District, Councillor Annie Brewster, Margaret Chapman, Head of St … Continued

Soroptimists Take Action on Women Prisoners

Soroptimists in Westminster for Launch of “Reducing Women’s Imprisonment” campaign Three members of Soroptimist International St Albans & District attended a launch of the joint Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland UK Programme Action Committee (UKPAC) and Prison Reform Trust Project … Continued

Wow – £2930 for Women’s Refuge!

The St Albans & District Soroptimists raised a fabulous £2930 for the St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge in the club year 2011/12.  The Refuge has used the money to help fund educational programmes for both staff and victims of domestic abuse. This is … Continued

Jewellery to support women and girls in Kenya

Jewellery to support women and girls in Kenya St Albans Club members have sold hundreds of pounds worth of beautiful jewellery made by HIV+ve women in Kenya. Pictured above are Club Member Joyce Stubbs with Club President Judy Faraday parading their … Continued

Top Female Engineers Win Soroptimist Award

On the 9th November Shweta Mehta (MEng in Aerospace Engineering) and Peng Zhao (BSc Hons in Multimedia Technology) were awarded the Soroptimist International St Albans and District: Peggy Hodges Prize for the highest performing female student completing the second year … Continued

Grove House Thrilled to Receive £2500

St Albans & District Soroptimists have been supporting the Grove House day hospice in St Albans since 2003. With this year’s activities raising £2,500 that makes a grand total of £12,515 – what a fantastic achievement! Louise Miller from Grove … Continued

Pink Walk for Breast Cancer Campaign

Soroptimists from all around the London area took a “Pink Walk in the Park” in Hyde Park on Sunday 30th September. The event raised awareness of Breast Cancer, and funds for the Breast Cancer Campaign. Participants, wearing a potpourri of … Continued

Tetanus Appeal Ted

The St Albans and District Club raised almost £300 for UNICEF UK’s Tetanus Appeal for Uganda. Sally Bear, Club members, friends and colleagues filled Smartie tubes with spare change and sent the money to UNICEF. Every Smartie tube filled helped … Continued

Women’s Safety Survey

  St Albans Soroptimists conducted a follow-up survey in to find out how safe women feel in and around the St Albans area since the survey 5 years earlier. The results have been published, and show that women do not … Continued