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Midsummer Picnic for Winchester Women’s Refuge Residents

The last day of National Picnic Week saw members of SI Winchester working in partnership with students at St Swithun’s School Winchester to  entertain mums and children from our local women’s refuge at a midsummer picnic.

The St Swithun's Girls






St Swithun’s girls hosted us in their lovely school grounds


Soroptimist hostesses picnic





The Soroptimist team laid the food out

Soroptimists and St Swithun’s girls baked up a storm, and laid on a great spread of eats for our guests, savoury and sweet, including tasty fruit and veg and some yummy treats too.


Soroptimists with girls from St Swithuns





Working together and hoping for good weather


All prepared for our young guests





All is prepared for our young guests

The picnic went off without a hitch, the weather was good to us, all the mothers and their children enjoyed the day – the games and entertainment (and party bags!) laid on by the students and the food and party prizes laid on by the Club. The picnic was enjoyed by all and has become an annual event now. Our thanks go to St Swithun’s School for hosting, to staff members for giving their time and for St Swithun’s School girls for being great project partners!