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Swindon donate £100 to Save The Children

Swindon Soroptimists have helped Save The Children celebrate their centenary in 2019 by donating £100.  As a key Soroptimist aim is to help women and children, our Federation President Sue Williams had asked all Clubs to help STC celebrate by donating £100.  By coincidence we had already asked Fidelma Meehan, the local fundraising manager, to talk at our Soroptimist Dinner in March so were delighted to present her with a cheque for £100.

Fidelma is a delightful and funny lady and impressed us with her enthusiasm and drive.  She gave a very informative talk and we were surprised to learn new facts about STC and how well established they are in so many countries, which gives them the ability to ‘hit the ground running’ when disasters strike.  There was so much more to find out we have invited her back to talk to us in June!

Save The Children carry out vital aid and a £100 such as our donation could provide 10 hygiene kits, which include vital items such as soap, shampoo, buckets and towels or could feed a severely malnourished child with therapeutic milk for up to 7 weeks.

Fidelma Meehan, regional Fundraising Mgr for Save The Children being presented with a £100 cheque, to celebrate their centenary, by Swindon Club President Valerie Nuttall