2018 Age UK

Helen Harman came to give us a talk on Age UK. In all honesty it’s not the most joyful subject, especially when it is rather relevant!  But our marvellous weather puts a positive shine on everything and we were in … Continued

2018 Fund Raising at Cockington Fayre

Members, friends & family of the Torquay & District Soroptimist International took part in the annual fayre held in the beautiful old English village of Cockington. ‘Team Gaynor’ raised over £200 by selling teddy tombola tickets & grab a duck … Continued

2018 SIGBI News Briefing August

Charity Status   SIGBI News Briefing – 3 August 2018

2018 Fund Raising at Babbacome Fayre

20th June Babbacombe Fayre We had our Soft Toy Tombola and Decorated Flower Pots with Plants to sell. The cuddly toys went well but not so for the pots. It’s a challenging effort to make a profit as the cost of … Continued

2018 Meru Women’s Garden Project Ambassador – Audrey Taylor

19th June Speaker Meeting It was a happy evening and started with a welcome to Lorraine McEvoy and Anita Davis. These ladies came to explain a little more about the Paignton Community Larder and to thank us for our support at … Continued

2018 Paignton Community Larder Garden Party

Saturday 9th June We were there! Yes, we arrived to give our support to the Paignton team as they were organising their first event. The teddies were with us. Cheryl Rider had gathered them all together to set up the Tombola … Continued

2018 The Ladies Lounge – a safe place

Two ladies from the Ladies Lounge shared the evening with us and explained their commitment to the support of vulnerable women in Torbay. They covered the important aspects of the responsibilities they have and spoke with empathy and compassion. They … Continued

2018 Members join the Plymouth walk to honour the achievements of 100 amazing women of the last century

Sun block, water, comfie shoes and – a brolly. These were the essentials we advised our intrepid walkers to take with them for the special walk through Plymouth. The event was organised by a Plymouth Soroptimist and it was intended … Continued

2018 Twiddlemuffs – Soroptimist members help Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients

Knitting for charity is a wonderful and rewarding project.  Members of the Torquay & District Soroptimist International continue to knit twiddlemuffs to help those with Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.  Twiddlemuffs have recently been given to Babbacombe Chiropodist Lorna Hill who … Continued

2018 Attention knitters: traffic light hats for new born babies

Members of the Torquay & District SI responded to a FaceBook post from the Torbay and South Devon Maternity Services asking for ‘Traffic Light Hats’ – red, orange or green for new born babies.   The hats will be used … Continued