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About Our Club

Soroptimist International of Tynedale is situated in the beautiful Tyne Valley in Norhumberland. 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 24 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.

At regional level, the club works with the Salvation Army providing comfort 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 60 80 30, the Tynedale-based women’s refuge. More recently we have engaged in awareness raising sessions and fundraising for the local charity Chrysallis, for sufferers of memory loss and their carers.

Tynedale Club holds speaker meetings on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Boatside Inn, Warden on the outskirts of Hexham. The meetings commence with dinner at 19.00 and have involved speakers on arthritis, Water Aid, local history, guitar making and leather work. Our club also enjoys outings such as a Tyne River Cruise, theatre trips and a visit to Bywell Hall stately home.

If you would like to know more about our club, please contact Susan Cresswell on
telephone 01434 605900 or email