Tag: violence against women

**Charity Bookstall St Albans Market Sat 8 Sep for Literacy Day

Soroptimists Charity Bookstall St Albans Market Sat 8 Sep to mark International Literacy Day  We will be selling good quality 2nd hand paperback novels and childrens books. The event is to raise much needed funds for the St Albans & Hertsmere Women’s Refuge and the  Welwyn Hatfield Women’s … Continued


Step Up, Lead the Way – Brilliant Soroptimist Conference Cardiff October 2017

Over 1,200 women from around the world gathered at the magnificent Wales Millennium Centre on Cardiff Bay to listen to inspiring speakers and to share ideas and energise each other through networking and friendship. Olympian Katherine Grainger DBE, Britain’s most … Continued


You Can’t Put A Plaster On It – World Mental Health Day

“Mental Health:You Can’t Put a Plaster On it”  On Monday 9 Oct Soroptimist Club Members and guests heard from local mental health service providers about support available to people in Hertfordshire. Barry Canterford, (pictured above right) Public Governor at the … Continued


The Hidden Impact of Violence against Women

Soroptimist St Albans’ Violence against Women Team organised an informative speaker meeting on 25 Sep which focused on: The Hidden Impact of Violence against Women The event was well attended, interactive and very well received. Pictured here are (l to r) … Continued


Success Stories – Charity Bookstall for Literacy Day

The Club marks International Literacy Day every year selling 2nd hand books on St Albans market. The event raised more than £250 providing much needed funds for the St Albans & Hertsmere Women’s Refuge and the  Welwyn Hatfield Women’s Refuge Our stall was busy all … Continued


Summer Outing to the Walled Garden at Luton Hoo

On 16 August  Club Members enjoyed a “summer outing” to the Walled Garden” at Luton Hoo. The garden was designed by Capability Brown and established by the 3rd Earl of Bute in 1760. It fell into decline in 1980’s but is … Continued


Action Needed to Improve the Health of the 51%: Women

Dr Edward Mullins (Ed) was a thought provoking speaker with some authority on the subject of women’s health at our meeting on 26 June. Ed is Senior Registrar in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital and Editor-in-Chief of the … Continued


World Toilet Day, 90th Birthday and Refuge Gifts – busy Club meeting!

It was a busy Club Meeting on Nov 7th – the Club Marked “World Toilet Day” by having a bottle sale which raised £67.55 for “Toilet Twinning” www.toilettwinning.org – in addition Members took away disposable recycled coffee cups and  will “spend … Continued


Workings of the Family Court – an enlightening evening

On Monday 24 Oct we held an evening to learn about the Workings of the Family Court. Our Violence Against Women Programme Team, led by Club President Denise Powell (pictured here centre) arranged for Peter Spencer JP (pictured here right) and Gladys … Continued


Wet Day Won’t Stop Women – Soroptimist Charity Bookstall

The Club marks International Literacy Day every year, selling 2nd hand books on St Albans market. It rained all day but that couldn’t stop our Members from putting a smile on their faces (Soroptimists Lynda and Sarah are pictured here). The … Continued


£2075 Raised for the Womens Refuge!

Liz Perry, Manager of the St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge was delighted to receive a cheque for £2075 raised by the St Albans & District Soroptimists in the Club Year 2015/16. Liz is pictured here (centre) receiving the cheque … Continued




80th Anniversary Soroptimist Conference – FAB!

Five members of Soroptimist International St Albans and District went to Harrogate and joined 1400 women from around the world at their fabulous annual Soroptimist Conference www.sigbi.org/harrogate2014 . The five from the St Albans Club were: Hilary Ratcliffe OBE who is also 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



Peace: International Women’s Day St Albans

“Peace” on a bridge in St Albans: Soroptimist International St Albans & District, held an inspirational “Join Women on the Bridge” event to mark International Women’s Day on Mother’s Day. The crowds gathered bridge over the boating lake Verulamium Park in spite of … Continued