What an Awesome Evening – Showcasing Soroptimism at the coast.

Our ‘bee’ inspired raffle as May 20th is World Bee Day raised £116 for the President’s charities.

Bee inspired pottery gifts by talented member Liz!

£70 was raised for Borderline Books, a charity that supplies books to prisons and other worthy causes.

We collect copper and this year £120 was given to Nepal Javae.

We continue to knit for the Kori Development Project in Sierra Leone

Trustee members of The Manzini Youth Project accepting a cheque for £790 from IPP Judy

Such creative ways of raising money – gifts from the women of Manzini, Swaziland.

Tasty Seville marmalade fro member Cynthia; always a favourite.

Bee mugs for sale – what a bargain, only £2:50!

We spent £150 raised at our Christmas meal at H&M Conscious range ensure the underwear was not made in factories where women and children are exploited or kept against their will as slaves.

Lee from Tyneside & Northumberland MIND receiving a cheque for £750 explaining that it’s local groups such as the Soroptimists that make the difference.

Sue Collins from Harbour refuge, North Shields gave a very informative presentation about the work of Harbour: supporting residents, their children and a growing amount of outreach work. Thanks were given to the WBHS Sorops who raised £360. The 20 pairs of PJ’s bought for the children to wear on Christmas Eve was acknowledged as proof that teenagers do care!

Our friend of many years, Vera accepted a cheque of £120 for Nepal Javea mainly from collecting coppers but also from the sale of club member Wilma’s friend. Thank-you.