Club news

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 Garden … 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


Midland Arden Region Speaking Competition – 17th March 2018

MIDLAND ARDEN REGION PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITIONHeld at Rugby Council Chambers on Saturday, 17th March 2018 A four-minute speech was made by 11 contestants from 9 Clubs. Stratford Club entered two contestants: Ricky Cookefrom Shipston High School whose topic was ‘Miracles … Continued