When visiting the local Soroptimist Club in the maritime city of Plymouth you will be struck by the friendly welcome you will receive.
We are a very active friendly group from all walks of life and bring our individual skills to wide and varied projects, to make a difference to women and girls. As well as lobbying and raising awareness of various issues we are also hands-on in helping individuals. We support the Women’s Refuge as well as a Drug & Alcohol Rehab centre in Plymouth. On the practical side, we help them to move into a new home with gifts of furniture/household goods etc and even paint their walls for them.
We have established a good rapport with the local press, working together in many partnerships with some big projects in the city centre, such as Breast Cancer Awareness. For the last three years we have organised a concert for young performers. We are working on a global project helping girls into education.
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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