SI Surrey Hills is your local branch of Soroptimist International. We are a busy club, working on our projects to educate, empower and enable women and girls, both here and across the world. We may be collecting bras and new knickers for Smalls for All, who pass them on to women and girls in need, supporting Surrey County Council’s new initiative with Binti to promote “period dignity” in Surrey or lobbying government on new legislation of concern to women and girls. Or we may be knitting blankets for Bliss to support premature and sick babies, writing letters to cancers sufferers with From Me To You, or supporting Your Sanctuary, Surrey’s local women’s refuge, with necessities and gifts.
These are just a few of our current projects. But we want to do more! 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, regional meetings and our annual Conference, where over 1,000 women gather to debate and learn. Soroptimist International gets the benefit of your skills and enthusiasm. And women and girls across the world get the support and recognition they deserve.
If you would like to find out more about Soroptimism in general and SI Surrey Hills in particular, 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.
We look forward to seeing you!
16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence: Orange the World
If you visited Godalming in the run up to Christmas this year and wondered why many of the shops were dressed in orange, this is why! They were supporting the UN’s 16 Days of Activism to “Orange the World”, an international campaign for the elimination of violence against women and girls. The campaign runs from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, until 10 December every year. This year local businesses worked with SI Surrey Hills to raise awareness of gender-based violence in our local communities by turning Godalming orange. A huge thank you to all those who took part – we really appreciated your support.
To learn more, see the report here.