Our Programme Action
As a Club we work within the Programme Areas agreed at International level.
Violence against Women – Stop it now
We continually work to support a local refuge for mothers and children escaping domestic violence. We host a monthly lunch and hold both a summer outing where the children enjoy a day in the country, enjoying the open air and doing such things as picking fruit and paddling in a stream and a New year Party where we provide entertainment for the children. Throughout the year we also provide numerous items for use as the families move into new homes.
Working with our Friendship links
SI Surulére (Lagos, Nigeria) – We work with our sister club in a number of ways. We collected around 50 pairs of spectacles last year which were graded and handed to members of SI Surulére at our conference in Harrogate to be issued to residents of local villages when visiting a Health Clinic which they organise annually. Our collection of spectacles continues this year.
We are also supporting SI Surulére by fundraising for their Skills Centre a 3-year project which will incorporate a training centre, refuge and charity shop (selling items made by two local schools for children with disabilities and Down’s Syndrome).
SI Zimbabwe – Members are collecting small teddy bears to be sent to . 50 teddies were handed over to a member of SI Zimbabwe at our conference in Harrogate. SI Zimbabwe’s project involves working with disadvantaged children. The teddies are placed in the family room in the local law courts and the children are given a teddy to take with them. We continue to collect teddies this year.
Tools with a Mission (TWAM) – members have linked up with our sister club SI Hallamshire and have been collecting tools for this charity. In June SI Sutton Coldfield members handed over a variety of tools included gardening and DIY tools, haberdashery including knitting needles, crochet hooks, wool and school items such as pencils
Action Kenya – last year members donated £80 to enable Action Kenya to purchase scales to be used in one of their villages to weigh maize. This was one of the 3 sets of scales replaced which were no longer reliable.
Hydrabad Orphanage – members continue to support the orphanage in India through fundraising. This year members have raised £750.
Local Food Bank – members last year began working with the local food bank to collect various food items for the local community. Donations are provided monthly
Pink Coffee morning – members held a coffee morning with a pink theme and raised £200 for Breast Cancer Research on Wear it Pink Day