Programme action


The club is aiming to work within some of the sustainable development goals set by the United Nations 

  • Good Health and Well being
  • Qualtiy Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean Water and Sanitation

 

1. Toilet Twinning 

We are currently working on various fund raising activities and approaching local businesses to get enough toilets twinned to become the worlds first toilet twinned World Heritage Site.

Toilettwinning.org

 

2. Orange the World – leave no one behind. Unite against violence towards women and girl.

http://www.unwomen.org/en/what-we-do/ending-violence-against-women/take-action

A walk is taking place along the river Severn to draw attention to the 16 days of activation. An approach has been made to get various landmarks floodlit in orange and we will be encouraging various running clubs to wear orange.

 

3. Vote100  Telford 50.

A celebration in 2018 Telford was established 50 years ago, we are combining this with the celebration of 100 years since women got the vote. We have applied for a grant for 50 copies of Things A Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nicholls. The book follows the path of three young girls campaigning to get the vote in 1914. The books will distributed to libraries 6 th forms, colleges and other establishments where it can be accessed by young adults.

A literary meal will be held in the late spring 2018 to celebrate both milestones.

 

4. Yes Girls Can.

Jessica Harvey is a young local GP and a very successful triathlete regularly representing her age group in the British Triathlon and Duathlon teams. She will be inspiring us all as our guest dinner speaker 8 th February 2018.

 

5. Helping Handbags.

This has been aimed at women in crisis, a gift from one woman to another.

In the run up to Christmas we collect handbags plus toiletries sanitary products hats gloves and scarves to fill the bags. The bags are distributed to our local women refuges, hostels and food banks to be distributed just before Christmas.

We have also identified there are hostels with men in need so is 2018 we are expanding our remit, Bags for Christmas. A grant has been applied for for jute bags to disrtribute to bothe men and women.

 

6. A Race to Kathmandu 

This is part of a club friendship challenge where friends and relatives are saving 20p coins in smartie tubes. Each 20p represents a mile 4436 coins are needed to get from Birmingham to Kathmandu! The proceeds raised will help in the regeneration of Nepal following the devastating earthquake.

 

7. The Linus project

Our some of our  club members meet once a month for a knit and stitch session. The current project is making cotton quilts to hospitalised babies and young children.