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Club Programme Action – We are a Service Club

During the club year 2022-23, with President Jill as our lead, the club has supported many local and international charities and given service.

The president’s current chosen charities are:

  • Cornwall Hospice Care





  • Inspiring Women Network – Truro





  • Freedom Kit Bags – Tackling period poverty in Nepal





So what sort of action do we take to raise our profile locally and nationally?

We have:

  • Hosted the Open Gardens Event at Boconnoc House raising funds for Cornwall Hospice Care.
  • Organised a Brilliant Breakfast in aid of the Prince’s Trust.
  • Supported the Mayor’s Charity Day in Truro
  • Established a flower bed in St Austell in remembrance of a former member Jo Bennett.
  • Run a Soroptimist Awareness Stand at Truro and Penwith College’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion events promoting our STEM. work
  • Organised a book ‘give away’ at St Austell Library giving away over 1000 books to local families to mark World Literacy Day.
  • Organised a beach clean and survey of findings at Charlestown beach to raise awareness of beach pollution
  • Asked shoppers to donate non perishable food at Tesco St Austell to pass on to local women’s Refuges on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women in November.
  • Sponsored two all-girl teams to enter the First Lego League Challenge in order to support girls in science
  • Decorated a Christmas tree in St Bartholomew’s Church in Lostwithiel.
  • Organised a book ‘give away’ at Lanlivery to support their Literature Festival
  • Attended the Remembrance Day Parade in St Austell to pay respects and raise awareness of Soroptimism
  • Run a very successful Autumn Fayre in Charlestown raising funds for Look Good Feel Better.
  • Made regular contributions on Radio Cornwall with Tiffany Truscott raising awareness of various issues
  • Supported The Women’s Centre Bodmin and Inspiring Women’s Network at their International Women’s Day Events.
  • Presented Buddy Benches to two local primary schools to support relationships education
  • Organised our county-wide Unsung Heroine Awards ceremony to raise the status in local women who give outstanding service to their communities
  • Run a STEM stand at the National Armed Forces Youth Day in Falmouth to raise awareness of our support for girls in science
  • Organised and run the Sticker Memory Café to support carers and those with dementia


Our STEM stand at Armed Forces Youth Day June 2023
Soroptimist volunteers at the book stall
Our Unsung Heroine Event to raise the profile of amazing women!
Raising environmental awareness at the beach








In what other ways do we support women and girls through action?


  • A one off sponsorship for local schoolgirl Hannah who travelled to Ghana  to volunteer at a local school
  • Continuing sponsorship of 11 yr old Priyanka through El Shaddai in Goa.
  • STEM Educational Bursaries To Sophie Millington (Engineering),Ellen Winn (Engineering) and Ellie Greenwood ( Carpentry)
Supporting Ellen in a STEM subject
Soroptimist Angela handing over collected good to Hannah to take to Ghana
Hannah surrounded by children in Ghana
Supporting Ellie in a STEM subject








Collections and donations of food ,clothing, household items, school uniforms and furniture.

  • We donated Christmas gifts to children in temporary housing.
  • We collect Bras for BRAS Against Breast Cancer
  • We donate items to Physionet.
  • We donate good quality clothing to Cornwall Air Ambulance shop.
Christmas gifts for children forced into temporary housing
Supporting the Air Ambulance








Financial support also given to:

  • Womens Refuges
  • St Petroc’s
  • St Austell Foodbank
  • Royal British Legion
  • St Austell Library

We also encourage our soroptimist members to volunteer in other organisations:

Soroptimist Jane Race for Life
Soroptimist Catherine Merlin Centre
Soroptimists Karen and Jane Air Ambulance
Soroptimist Jennie Refuge Charity
Soroptimist Diane Moonwalk Challenge