About Our Club
Soroptimist International Tynedale is situated in the beautiful Tyne Valley in Northumberland. The principal market town is Hexham, famous for its Abbey and a convenient base for visits to nearby Hadrian’s Wall and the Kielder Forest.
One of the youngest clubs in the Soroptimist Region of Northern England, established over 25 years ago, we have made our mark internationally through the ” Reaching Out” project supporting education opportunities in Northern Ghana. This project received the Globalisation and Poverty International Award at the Sydney Soroptimist International Convention.
Our 25th Anniversary Lunch
At regional level, the club works with the Northumbria Police providing new start bags for trafficked women and responds to regional calls for action on important issues including the Violence Against Women End It Now campaign.
As well as supporting international and regional projects, we are active in upholding the needs of our local community. Projects we support regularly include digital media recordings of local press articles for the Tynedale Talking Newspaper – a service to the visually impaired and fundraising and campaigning for NDAS formerly 60 80 30, the Tynedale-based domestic abuse advisory service. More recently we have engaged in awareness raising sessions and fundraising for the local charity Chrysalis, for sufferers of memory loss and their carers.