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Soroptimist International - Surrey Hills

Soroptimist International of Surrey Hills is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Welcome to SI Surrey Hills

The Coronavirus outbreak has impacted us all. But that is not stopping the members of SI Surrey Hills continuing to support women and girls locally and abroad. Although we aren’t able to meet as usual, we are holding our regular meetings virtually, via Zoom. Please do contact us if you would like to join in.

SI Surrey Hills we’re busy working on our projects – Smalls for All (collecting bras and new knickers), collecting books for our bookstall supporting the Royal Surrey County Hospital, filling handbags as gifts for Surrey Women’s refuges, supplying toiletry bags for parents whose children are admitted to the childrens’ ward at the Royal Surrey and working with Nepali women in Aldershot.  We run a STEM competition to encourage girls in Years 8 and 9 to consider STEM careers.

But we want to do more!  And that’s where you come in…..

What do you get out of it??  A sense of helping others; working on projects which directly help women and girls both locally and throughout the world; talks which educate you on issues; Regional meetings where you meet other like-minded women and our annual Conference, where over 1,000 women gather to debate and learn.

If you would like to find out more about us in particular and Soroptimism in general, we would be delighted to see you at one of our meetings.  Please contact us through this website and our Membership Co-ordinator will be in touch.

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STOP PRESS!

Eight of our members attended the recent SIGBI Conference which, due to COVID restrictions, was held virtually this year for the first time ever.

The theme of this year’s conference was “We stand up for Women”  and the Conference committee had chosen inspirational speakers to bring this theme to life. We will reporting on what we learnt from Lady Hale, Professor Susan Black, Dr Alison Gardner and Jane Garvey on the following pages, or click here to see images of the event from Belfast.