This year Tuesday 8th March 2011 is the Centenary of International Women’s Day. The Swindon Club is organising a ‘Join us on the Bridge’ event. We will be on the footbridge over Princes Street in central Swindon (near The Wyvern Theatre). We will be joining with thousands of women worldwide to celebrate the day and to draw attention to the inequalities that still exist particularly in Third World Countries. We want to show our solidarity with women throughout the world. So many women are living in poverty and with constant threat of abuse and lack of healthcare. We want to build bridges of peace between nations and within nations. We are intending to look at the history and porpose of International Women’s Day. We will read out poems written by women on women’s issues. All are welcome to join with us at 1pm on the
The collection at the Co-op in Old Town Swindon raised a total of £207 for the women and children made homeless by the floods in Pakistan. Some of the Swindon shoppers were very generous and interested in who we are and why we were collecting. We had a display of photographs and information about the devastation to the lives of the women and children in Pakistan and the work being done by Soroptimists through UNICEF to help them.
Eight members working in shifts will be collecting money from shoppers at the Co-op in Old Town on Saturday 29th January. We are collecting for Soroptimist partner working in Pakistan, UNICEF. We will have a display board with photos and information about the floods and the work being done to help the women and children who have been made homeless. Check back after the event to see photos and the amount raised.