SI Plymouth wins SI SWCI Award for Best Practice in 2016
South West Regional Award for Best Practice
Plymouth Soroptimists have won the South West Regional Best Practice Award for their work in Programme Action. This included supporting a village in the Gambia to help build a hospital; adding a dining shelter to the school for the same project in the Gambia; raising awareness of FGM; collecting food and gifts throughout the year to give Christmas bags to elderly and single women and men at a local Daycare centre; marked International Women’s Day in the city centre by displaying 104 pairs of shoes to represent the number of women murdered by their husbands due to Domestic Violence; supporting Trevi House (a Rehab centre for women), where a mother with a disabled son had been discharged from the centre. Members and their husbands painted an empty house and fully furnished it with donations, all in the space of a week; have supported the Mustard Seed charity for the last 10 years by filling shoeboxes for children in Muldova to open on Christmas Day.
Also working with a Nepal-based organisation the Kobila Women’s Project; Dress a Girl Around the World, involving working with Brownies and Guides.
They were presented with the award at the 2016 Regional AGM.
Pic. shows from L to R: Irene Hockin (SW Regional Programme Action Officer), Margaret Luscombe (Secretary, SI Plymouth), President Pamela Page (SI Plymouth), Diane Steele,(Regional President) and Lorraine Gillings (Programme Action Officer, SI Plymouth).