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Happy Birthday Soroptimist International!

We were delighted this weekend to celebrate the centenary of Soroptimism – quite the achievement.  Celebrations have been held across the globe and our sister Soroptimists have embraced the 100 year anniversary with gusto celebrating in many and varied ways.  Here in Tynemouth, Whitley Bay and District we have joined our sisters in the international tree planting and our tree will be planted formally on Saturday 9th October at Holywell Dene in partnership with the Friends of Holywell Dene organisation.  We have also raised money via our ‘Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend’ Event and through our  100 Challenge event which encouraged members to do ‘100’ of certain tasks such as charitable donations, social media posts, bags of litter picked, bulb planting and many others.  We also have been involved with our ‘Sister Act’ project where many of our members donated items or services which could be bought by our members for a charitable donation.  Things such as a Day Out in a Campervan, breakfast delivered to the door, an Iranian meal cooked and many many others have warranted great take-up and fund raising.  A sterling effort!