SI Bristol


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We are a lively, friendly and active group of professional and business  women who use our various skills and talents to make a difference to the lives of others through lobbying, awareness-raising, practical help and fundraising.

In May 1920 the first service club in the world for women was founded in Bristol following an initiative of the Rotary Club of Bristol, so we are proud to be the oldest Club worldwide.

As part of our Centenary year celebrations in 2020, SI Bristol set a target to knit 100 Teddy Bears to be given to the Motorway Police for children involved in traffic accidents. With the help of Region members and friends, the target was exceeded in 2019 and the first batch was delivered to the Police on 15th October 2019.  SI Bristol members visited the Police Head Quarters in Portishead, North Somerset to deliver 92 knitted Trauma Teddy bears. Chief Constable Marshall and Sergeant Sales confirmed that Teddies were a valuable tool for comforting a child involved in an accident.


From left to right: Patti [knitter], Maureen [originator], Marion [President Elect], Denise [President] and Sergeant Sales and Chief Constable Marshall. Anita [Organiser] took the photo!

Other ongoing projects which the Bristol Club undertake are numerous and can be as diverse in size and scope as helping local communities, raising awareness of drug education, breast cancer and eliminating violence and trafficking against women.

Our members enjoy the opportunities to form friendships with other members within their own Club as well as in their own country and throughout the world. What members of Soroptimist International have in common is that they give service, are totally committed to help others, form friendships and have fun!

Please get in touch and come and meet us.  You can be sure of a very warm welcome!

Click HERE to see our Club website.