Club news

Swindon Club’s 5th year donating books to Drove School

Happy World Book Day!  Swindon Soroptimists were delighted to kick off a week of WBD events at Drove School with a donation of an amazing 132 books, at a school assembly last Friday.  This is our 5th year of donations … Continued

Thanks to Swindon from the Enrych charity

President Valerie and Lydia from Swindon Club spent a very pleasant afternoon recently with the trustees and staff of Enrych Swindon to celebrate Enrych’s 7 years of service in the town. Swindon Soroptimists have been involved with the charity for … Continued

Swindon Soroptimists Bring Christmas Cheer for 4th year

For the 4th year running, Swindon Soroptimists have presented Christmas gift shoe boxes to the Swindon Nelson Trust Women’s Centre.  The 25 boxes are for the vulnerable women who use the Centre, many of whom face hardship and are unlikely … Continued

Soroptimist Railing Against Abuse

Saying NO! to domestic abuse, Swindon Soroptimist President Valerie and member Lydia, plus 40 Soroptimists from Tiverton, Bristol and Yeovil Sherborne and District clubs took the train to join the ‘Railing against abuse’ event arranged by Weston super Mare Club. … Continued

Court Observations of Domestic Abuse cases

Wiltshire Police and Crime commissioner, Angus Macpherson recently sent personal letters of thanks to member of Swindon Soroptimist Club, after the completion of a 3 month project observing  Domestic Abuse cases in Swindon and Chippenham courts. In the letter Angus … Continued

Suffragette Victory Breakfast in aid of Swindon Women’s Aid held 5th July 2018

Swindon Club President Valerie and Treasurer Jackie attended a celebratory reconstruction in Swindon of the Victory Breakfast. held at The Cecil Hotel London on 5th July 1928 by the Suffragettes, after full women’s suffrage was finally attained. (In 1918 only … Continued

Soroptimists visit to Horizon finding out about help for victims of crime and witnesses

On 22nd June  we went to Devizes Police HQ to find out about the work done by Horizon.  The groundbreaking help offered to all vulnerable victims and witnesses of crime was set up by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office … Continued

A message from President Valerie

I feel privileged to be the President of Soroptimist International of Swindon and District for this year. I have been a Soroptimist since March 1995 and joined the Swindon Club in 2005. Since then I have made many friends, held … Continued

International Women’s Day 2018

Valerie and Lydia with our display that we paid to put in the Swindon Central Library for two weeks to celebrate International Women’s Day