An important part of all Soroptimist clubs is the links that are formed with fellow Soroptimists all over the world. Some of these links are informal, friends met at various conferences and conventions or by visiting another club when on holiday or working. Some of the links are more formal – and these are known as Friendship Links. Clubs pledge to maintain contact and here in the Surrey Hills, we have five Friendship Links. These are (in alphabetical order)
Bombay West, SIGBI. For a number of years, the Club paid the capitation fee or subscription for the members of Bombay West which in turn released more funds to Bombay West to enable them to continue their work.
Bombay West’s recent work over the last year has included 260 food packs given to the caregivers of cancer outpatients at the local cancer hospital; the provision of educational materials to the children of HIV patients; a cervical cancer awareness programme and funding vacinations for 3 girls.