At 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.
CAN YOU HELP US?
Did you know that today, over 200 million hours will be spent by girls and women walking for water? SI Surrey Hills is doing something about this. In March, we are walking 1,200 km in solidarity with those who have to walk for water.
The photo above shows some of those taking part in the challenge but we ask if you will sponsor us. Every £ will help raise women and girls out of the back-breaking work involved in walking for water. Every £ will build toilets, allowing girls to return to school and giving them back dignity and safety. Please do help us – our fund-raising page is here.
We’re posting our progress on on our FaceBook page and on our website.
Come and hear more about Water Aid and what clean water means for women and girls in developing countries at our meeting on 1 March 2021. See our Forthcoming Meeting page for details.