Soroptimist Anne hits the January Sales

When you only have £1000 (A HUGE thank-you to Newcastle Building Society for this grant to our club!) to spend it’s best to hit the January sales to get the best bargains to put together at least 12 NEW START … Continued

The Red Box Project

  Have you heard of the RED BOX PROJECT?  Donations of sanitary products, knickers, tights and money donations are used to provide free sanitary protection to those girls who’s families cannot afford this monthly expense.  In March, 2018 it was … Continued

Santa calling at Harbour – taking our Santa hats off to WBHS Sorops!!

  Can you believe that Harbour Refuge received 582 referrals in the last quarter. Most of these are from the police. The majority arrive at Harbour with very little, therefore all donations are gratefully received. Our contact at Harbour, Sarah, … Continued

£1000 grant from Newcastle Building Society

Once again our efforts as a team have been rewarded with another £1000 grant from the Newcastle Building Society and the Community Foundation.  This will enable us to put together 12 more bags bringing the total to 92. We aim … Continued

16 days of ACTIVISM on TWITTER

Soroptimists around the world have surpassed themselves in using TWITTER to raise awareness of the gender imbalance of violence against women…… but it doesn’t stop there.  According to UK government figures from 2012, assault and domestic murders spike 25 percent over the Christmas … Continued

A WHITLEY BAY HIGH SCHOOL Wrap for Christmas

 20 PAIRS OF PJ’S, WRAPPED, LABELLED AND SOON TO BE DELIVERED TO HARBOUR REFUGE, THANK YOU WBHS SOROPS!

This Christmas we gave 121+ gifts to Harbour

One of the best Christmas celebrations – nearly every member made it, we welcomed new linked member Jo, our four younger guests: Kate, Kate,Jasmine and Alex from WBHS Sorops along with recognition of long service to our club, Wilma = … Continued

The Face of Suffrage

Soroptimists from all over the UK were encouraged to add their images to The People’s Picture – the Face of Suffrage on display on the concourse at Birmingham New Street Station from November 15th to the 14th December, the day women voted … Continued

£707 in two hours and counting!!!

President Judy’s annual Christmas Shopping Bonanza raises £707 and we’re hoping for more after our Christmas meal on December 10th.  All monies raised goes into our charity pot – totted up at the end of the presidential year to be … Continued

DIVA (Don’t Ignore Violence or Abuse)Walk #16days #HearMeToo #OrangeTheWorld

  This annual walk attracts more people every year – it’s a sociable, healthy way of starting the UN 16 days of Activism to raise awareness of the how many women, and men suffer from domestic violence.  Thank you to … Continued