2019 Mental Health Awareness Week

Members met with Simon for a Healthwatch Digital House Party at Rosegarth during Mental Health Awareness Week. Healthwatch Torbay developed a free training & information resource  to show the public how they can use the internet to access health, social … Continued

2019 Paignton Community Larder Garden Party

Torquay members helped raise over £1200 at the Garden Party organised by the Paignton Community Larder,  Their annual soft toy tombola was well supported by the crowds of people who attended the event and Gaynor’s delicious home made scones went … Continued

2019 Supporting Dementia & Alzheimer sufferers

The Torquay & District Soroptimist International are very dementia aware and members have put their skills to good use by knitting Twiddlemuffs/comforters which have been offered to local care homes with dementia & alzheimer sufferers. The hand knitted twiddlemuff/comforter may … Continued



SIGBI News Briefing – 18 April 2019

2019 Hoping to change lives

Members are helping people around the world create opportunity for themselves and their communities, they have recently loaned funds to – Empowering women in rural Senegal Madeleine’s Group who needed funds to buy seed and fertilizer for her garden.  The … Continued

2019 Twiddlemuff donations to care homes

A Freecycle Torbay post offering of Twiddlemuffs means these lovely ladies at the Harbour Rise Residential Home in Paignton have now got something to ‘twiddle’! Thanks to club members who knit these muffs for dementia patients & to Hilary Milner … Continued

2019 Our Knitters Support the Innocent Big Knit

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/get-involved/fundraise/the-big-knit/ Members of the Torquay & District SI   are supporting the Bath Soroptimist’s by knitting hats for Innocent drink bottles. Innocent drinks give 25p for each hat sold to Age UK to  help keep older people warm in winter.


All of our members have made donations of food, money, toiletries, sanitary wear & their time to the Torquay Community Larder.  Food poverty is a real issue & no one should go hungry, members are keen to raise awareness of … Continued

2019 Community Kindness from Torquay & District SI

Members are happy to be part of a nationwide project to provide free menstrual products in schools. They are continuing to support the Red Box Project Torbay and have donated sanitary items, new underwear & black tights via their donation … Continued