SI Taunton is a member of Soroptimist International Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI), a women’s volunteer organisation committed to helping women and children worldwide. Since 2013 SIGBI has Category 2 Status with the UN Economic and Social Council.
As well as contributing to international projects, members of SI Taunton are active in the local community, both individually and collectively as a club.
Among the many fund-raising events we hold is the annual Taunton Swimathon which has raised over £677,000 for charities since it started in 1988.
Other projects organised by the club include a STEM initiative for Year 9 school girls called Skirting Science, an event held annually at Taunton School support for the education of a young girl in Ghana and monthly contributions to the Taunton Food Bank.
The global Soroptimist vision is to help women and children worldwide through working in partnership with other Soroptimist clubs and charitable organisations to transform their lives through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.
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