“Bags for Life” Dinner 5 October 2018

A member of SI Thames Valley reports on this event which was raising funds to enable the purchase of sleeping bags for homeless people.

On 5th October three of our club members attended an evening event at Beaconsfield Golf Club hosted by the SI High Wycombe Club.  We had a delicious meal in a very unusual building, and raised money for Wycombe Homeless Connection with a raffle.

After the dinner there was a talk by Denise Beddows about famous and infamous people who had lived around that area of Buckinghamshire.  Following an absolutely gripping talk, the speaker’s books were available to buy.

It was the first time that I, as a relatively new Soroptimist, had attended an event with members of so many different clubs.  I was struck by the huge range of life experience and talents that our organisation has available for it to call upon – and by how very interesting the people were!  I definitely had the feeling of being a small part of something larger that was making a difference to the lives of women and girls.