Celebrating our 60th anniversay 6-9th June 2019

  We were delighted to be joined by members of our Friendship Link Clubs in the Netherlands, Norway, Italy, South Africa and Wigan UK to mark the 60th year of the Stratford Club.  The weekend began with a Friday  evening … Continued

Special Award for our dedicated hospital gardeners

  We were delighted to win a Special Recognition award at the South Warwickshire Volunteer Awards Ceremony on June 13th.  Our green fingered gardeners have been carrying out round-the-year maintenance – planting, pruning and watering – of the Nicol Ward … Continued

SIGBI reaches £150,000 target in support of the Meru Women’s Garden Project

  It was announced in the May SIGBI news briefing that SIGBI has reached the target of raising £150,000 for the Meru Women’s Garden Project. Amanit Dhillon, from Child.org, says, “The determination, passion and effort of every member to reach … Continued

Visit to United Nations, Geneva

  Five club members joined 35 other Soroptimists in a visit to the United Nations Building in Geneva.This is the centre for multilateral diplomacy, human rights, peace and security. After a tour of the building they met the local Soroptimist … Continued

Mental Health matters

  Members attending the May meeting acknowledge mental health week by wearing a variety of shades of green as can be seen from our six members who participated in a dementia awareness activity led by Emma Bridgewater, our guest speaker. … Continued

Green fingers for the hospital garden

Spring flowers provide a riot of colour for the Nicol Ward Garden of the Stratford Hospital. These bring cheer to patients and staff alike. We first undertook round-the-year maintenance of this small haven of peace in 2005. Generous donations from … Continued

Winner in the MAR Public Speaking Competition

Our successful candidate for the 17th Public Speaking Competition was 16 year old Daphne Katz. She is currently studying for her GCSEs at Stratford Girls’ Grammar School and hopes to proceed to study French, German, Philosophy and Politics. She enjoys … Continued

Young Carers visit to Charlecote Park

We had twenty children plus two staff from the Young Carers Group. They were split into three groups. Indoors they did napkin folding to make waterlilies, icing biscuits and making butter. In the spinney they planted primulas which they took … Continued

Kori Project – Practical Meeting

Back in January, a group of Soroptmist’s got together for a practical meeting. We helped trace, cut and sew materials for sanitary towels for the women and girls in Sierra Leone for the Kori Project. The Kori Project supports women … Continued

Nicol Ward Garden

The Soroptimists will soon be preparing for a busy period in the garden again. It has been quite wet and cold over the last few months in Stratford upon Avon, including a number of “Snow Days”! Back in November the … Continued