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Bright Past Brilliant Future

Bright Past Brilliant Future

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Soroptimist International celebrates it’s 100th Birthday in 2021. Soroptimist International Leigh and Soroptimist International Wigan Clubs are planning to jointly plant 100 trees within the Borough, in partnership with Wigan based Lancashire Wildlife Trust. The tree planting will take place in late Autumn in Bickershaw Country Park. Contact has been made with Bickershaw CE Primary School asking children to design a logo of birds and trees which will form a permanent sign for the proposed small wooded copse. The Forestry Commission has encouraged local community groups to plant trees in urban areas in order to enhance the green spaces we have. Providing safe habitats for birds and other wildlife and importantly for the beneficial effects on health and wellbeing of the population. It is hoped that the Soroptimist Centenary Banner of “Bright Past- Brilliant Future” will not only highlight the many International, national and local

Young Achiever 2020 : a woman or girl aged 14-21 years who has excelled in 2020

Young Achiever 2020 : a woman or girl aged 14-21 years who has excelled in 2020

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Soroptimist International Wigan seek the Young Achiever of 2020 . Open to women and girls aged 14-21 years resident in the Wigan Borough excluding Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley Districts Anyone can make a nomination for a woman or girl who has excelled in service to the community, acts of bravery,overcoming life’s difficulties, a young carer, business skills,or outstanding performance at school /college or in sport or entertainment.Closing Date 30th October 2020 Soroptimist International of Wigan YOUNG ACHIEVER Achievement in any of the following  Service to the Community Act of Bravery Overcoming life’s difficulties Young Carer Business Skills Outstanding performance at School/College, or in Sport, Entertainment Success in the fields of Art or Culture. Applications forms click the link below or from any Club member Click below to more details and the application forms Closing date October 30th 2020 YAA Background 2020 YAA Application Form 20

2021 Soroptimists will plant trees for a brilliant future

2021 Soroptimists will plant trees for a brilliant future

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In 2021 #Soroptimists will ‘Plant Trees for a Brilliant Future”. Even though #Soroptimists can’t meet in person yet, #WorldEnvironmentDay is a great day for #PlantTrees planning. Madurai #Soroptimists have already made a positive impact on nature by planting a ‘tiny forest’ ready for their SI Centennial celebration. Read their story here https://bit.ly/30cRIM9.

Kate Fussell a New Wigan Star

Kate Fussell a New Wigan Star

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Kate Fussel valued and long term member of Soroptimist International Wigan was honoured by Wigan Borough when she received a star at Wigan Town Hall on March 12th. Kate who is 90 was Wigan’s first female surgeon and  was at one time one of only six in the country, she was awarded her star as part of the towns International Women’s Day celebrations. She was surrounded by friends, members of SI Wigan and other South Lancashire Soroptimist International Clubs. She is a past club President, South Lancashire President and International President for SIGBI in 1986.

Louise Layland (1960-2020)

Louise Layland (1960-2020)

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Louise Layland (1960-2020) Our much loved friend and fellow Soroptimist passed away, peacefully, on Friday 29th May 2020 after privately battling cancer for some time. She had been a member of SI Wigan for 12 years and served as our President in 2012-2013, and on both the PAC and Social Committees for many years. Louise was a dedicated Soroptimist who embraced every aspect of our mission. She was ‘committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong and peaceful communities world wide.’ She was a born organiser, natural leader, champion fundraiser and friend to all in our club, and indeed clubs in the region and overseas. Nothing was ever too much trouble for her and she gave of her time freely and compassionately. Her presence and support brightened up