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Wallasey Soroptimists – Our Projects (Programme Action)

Soroptimists focus their project work on:

  • Education
  • Elimination of violence
  • Economic empowerment
  • Food security
  • Healthcare
  • Environmental sustainability / water and sanitation
  • Conflict resolution / peace promotion
  • Disaster mitigation and relief.

Which all link into the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Recent projects linking to above:

Local – Healthcare:

Members supported hospital staff and patients during the Covid pandemic. We did this by making face mask extensions for staff, and pairs of knitted hearts for patients and their relatives.

National – Environmental:

Members collected empty medicine blister packs for recycling by TerraCycle through a Superdrug store.  This reduces waste in landfill. The store receives credit towards a donation to the Marie Curie cancer charity.

Local: Education, Empowerment, Healthcare

Tomorrow’s Women Wirral

We support TWW social enterprise by:

  • Volunteering
  • Donating supplies, e.g. coffee, sugar, tea, breakfast cereal, toilet rolls and cash
  • Funding a donation box
  • Giving £500 towards garden furniture
  • Attending events
  • Donating £500 for a projector

 

Members ran an awareness-raising stall marking World Ovarian Cancer Day in 2019. They provided leaflets and cards describing the main symptoms, and a booklet explaining what happens after seeing the doctor

 

£500 cheque donated, at a social distance, in September 2020


National: Anti slavery & trafficking – Elimination of Violence

Members joined in the Federation’s survey about modern day slavery and raised awareness with a stall in the local shopping centre

Below members with survey at the ready

 

Local: Clatterbridge Cancer Charity – Healthcare

We make a donation each time we have a craft table and we’ve given over £1600 so far.   This money helps fund wigs for women who have lost their hair through treatment, aiding women’s psychological health.

Local: Wirral Foodbank – Food security & Healthcare

We donate food, feminine hygiene items, nappies, toiletries and cash.   Our donations are weighed and logged by volunteers at the Foodbank’s warehouse which enables an audit of products donated and distributed.

Sue with a car boot load

Another car boot load in August 2021

 

International:  The Mary’s Meals Backpack project – Education

Members busy putting together the backpacks

Our Club has donated almost 250 backpacks and £1450 up to October 2020.  The latest £200 will be doubled by UK Government aiding children to attend school in developing countries.

International:  WaterAid – Water & Sanitation

Members make a donation every year.  In 2018 our £500 gift went towards the Water Effect Appeal that provides a safe place for women to give birth.

Remembrance

Our donation for the annual poppy wreath  is appreciated, but there was no formal wreath laying ceremony in 2020 due to Covid