A warm friendly welcome is assured if you visit the Soroptimist club based in in the maritime city of Plymouth.
We are an active, sociable group from all walks of life bringing our individual skills to a range of fund raising activities and projects which make a difference to women and girls. Local projects supported by the Plymouth members include Trevi House (a drug and alcohol rehabilitation unit), Shekinah Mission (for homeless and recovering addicts), The Sunflower Project (a centre bringing a number of women’s groups under one roof), SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) and the Plymouth Women’s Refuge.
Throughout the year we use our project funds for a wide range of initiatives including providing Christmas presents/boxes for children overseas (Love in a Box) and across the city via Barnardo’s Centres. We hold an annual pamper day for homeless women and those accessing the Sunflower Project which is thoroughly enjoyed by members and the recipients. We also pack up goody bags for women at Trevi House for Mother’s Day and at Christmas for elderly residents in a care home.
We regularly receive appeals to help women leaving Trevi House to furnish their new homes and within our 30 members we are usually able to respond. We also provide some financial support to girls undertaking projects overseas and currently we are sponsoring a female engineering student at the University of Plymouth as well as UPLFC, their female football team.
Although not the oldest club we have a very good heritage starting up in 1930 with 34 members including Nancy Lady Astor, the first woman to take her seat in the House of Commons. Being a worldwide organisation is a great way to make friends at home and abroad.
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