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Volunteering by supporting Swansea Bay University Health Board-For the Love of Scrubs

Volunteering by supporting Swansea Bay University Health Board-For the Love of Scrubs

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How have Swansea Soroptimists volunteered to help the Hospitals and Care Homes in the Area during Coronavirus times? Some members and their friends have dug out their sewing machines and knitting needles and volunteered to make masks, hats, headbands, dirty scrub bags and red hearts for staff of the local hospitals and care homesWe have used our old duvet covers and pillow cases and been supplied wool from Swansea Bay Knitters and Crocheters when we ran out of wool. To mid June we made 154 items, 62 facemasks, 8 hats, 10 scrub bags, 12 headbands, 2 scrub hats, 16 Morse Bags and 44 hearts. Is it really necessary? Yes of course. There is still a short supply of these things and we can volunteer in these difficult times by re using what we have to make things that are needed by the people on the
Surfability at Swansea Soroptimist dinner

Surfability at Swansea Soroptimist dinner

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Benjamin Clifford of Surfability We were delighted to hear Ben speak about the way he has been able to bring surfing to people who would not be abe to do it normally. He is a  winner of the Pride of Britain Award. Ben, an "inspirational surfer, gives people with disabilities the chance to experience the joy of the sport at world-leading surf school". Read about and see more pictures on his website. A small cheque was given to him after his after dinner talk. Members thoroughly enjoyed watching the young people enjoying themselves carefully managed by a group of skilled surfers.  
Filled toilet bags for Swansea Women's Aid
Filling Toilet Bags for Swansea Women’s Aid

Filling Toilet Bags for Swansea Women’s Aid

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Dinner meetings are used to do some Programme Action work and today we filled several bags for the ladies at Swansea Women's Aid Is it really necessay to provide toilet bags for ladies arriving at Women's Aid? The ladies arriving have often left home in a hurry without even any basic essentials. They often have children with them and a welcoming bag for them will help ease their initial trauma. What sort of items are needed? These could include soap, flannel, toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, shower gel, shampoo, nailfile, shower cap, hand cream, body lotion and tissues. Children's bags are also made available. What can I do to help? As soroptimists we rely on fundraising activities to raise funds for this and members also provide goods to fill the bags. Help is always needed and if you would like to donate any items or funds, especially
Blood Bikes at Sketty Hall
Blood Bikes at Sketty Hall

Blood Bikes at Sketty Hall

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The last speakers at Sketty Hall were 2 people representing Blood Bikes. The bikes are not only used to deliver blood but also Breast milk urgently needed for babies. Anyone who would like to volunteer in some way to this worthy cause are asked to contact them at Blood Bikes Wales   This essentail service supports the health service at weekends from Friday evening to Sunday night. Volunteers are needed to ride the bikes , answer the phone and a variety of other ways. A donation was made to the Service