Tag: fundraiser

Women’s Refuge supported at Wesley Coffee Shop‏

Pictured here are St Albans Soroptimist baristas Jean Eaton, Janet Audley-Charles and Joan WIlliams with John Powell, our Member Denise Powell’s husband, who completed the team on the 1 June. Joan Williams and Wesleys have both been nominated in the … Continued


Alisha Mirza, Inspirational ICS Volunteer, reports back from Tanzania

On Monday 13 May we were delighted to welcome Alisha Mirza back to the Club to report on her trip with ICS International Citizen Service www.volunteerics.org to Kamachumu in Tanzania. To see Alisha’s presentation, which includes lots of wonderful photographs … Continued


Women’s Refuges supported at Wesley Coffee Shop‏

Pictured here are St Albans Soroptimist baristas Janet-Audley-Charles, Judith Kenyon, Helen Byrne and Joan WIlliams. Coffee mornings at the Wesley Coffee Shop are a great way for us to swell the coffers for our Club’s charities – on 12 Jan we … Continued



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 … Continued



Coffee for the Refuge at the Wesley Coffee Shop‏

Soroptimist Baristas at Wesley’s Church Coffee Shop High Street Harpenden Pictured here are St Albans Soroptimist  baristas Joan WIlliams, Allyson Walker, Jean Eaton, Denise Powell and Janet Audley-Charles. Coffee mornings at the Wesley Coffee Shop are a great way for … Continued


Carol Singing Success at Harpenden Station for Womens Refuge

Soroptimist Carol Singing at Harpenden station – fundraised more than £500 for the St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge – and marked Human Rights Day. This year the group had to switch to Harpenden Station instead of St Albans at late notice … Continued


SuStAinable St Albans Evening – FoodCycle and Spice Drops

The St Albans Soroptimist Club had an inspirational evening as part of SuStAinable St Albans 2016. Group Members plus many guests explored sustainability with informative talks from FoodCycle and Spice Drops – this event was part of Sustainable St Albans Week 19-26 … Continued


Curry Night FUNdraiser for St Albans for Refugees

Soroptimists Amanda Brown, Janet Audley-Charles, Sally Graham and Ameeta Sabharwal had great fun when they attended the STAR St Albans for Refugees fundraising curry night at the Abbey Spice Restaurant in St Albans on Sunday 15th of May. Farhat ZIa from the … Continued



City Station Carols Success – marking Human Rights Day

This year’s annual Soroptimist Christmas carol singing at St Albans City Station was a great success raising a massive £576.04 for the St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge  – this is the most we’ve every collected! We are sure that our four legged friend … Continued


Twenty Marys Meals Backpacks for Childrens Education

The Club has now filled 20 backpacks and they are ready to start their journey to Africa – see the Marys Meals Backpack project www.marysmeals.org.uk/get-involved/the-backpack-project/ Mary’s Meals provides life-changing meals to some of the world’s poorest children every day they attend … Continued







Charity Car Park – Great Result for Refuge

Soroptimists (wo)manned the Charity Car Park on Sat 21 June at Oaklands College in Welwyn Garden City – raising an impressive £192 for the St Albans & Hertsmere Women’s Refuge www.stalbansandhertsmerewomensrefuge.org.uk  Members of the Club – Denise Powell (President), Pamela Rochford and Jane Slatter –  are … Continued



“Swap-Shop” – success and fun

The January ”Swap-Shop” – raised £75 for the University of Hertfordshire, Soroptimist Peggy Hodges female engineering prize. Members and friends swapped unwanted Christmas gifts and clothes and made a donation for their newly swapped acquisitions. The evening was fun and a good opportunity for people to … Continued






Our International Project – in Meru, Kenya

“International Peace Initiative” (IPI) is our international project, in Meru, Kenya. Update from IPI March 18:  “This short video showcases several of the programs IPI offers in Kenya. From tailoring, catering and hairdessing to running the Amani Children’s Home and raising up … Continued


Charities Supported by St Albans Soroptimists

Herts Rape Crisis – www.hertsrapecrisis.org.uk offers free and confidential counselling for females who are over 18 and survivors of rape, sexual assault and/or childhood sexual abuse, to residents of Hertfordshire. Helpline Tel: 01707 276512, Registered Charity number 800325 St Albans … Continued