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May 2023 – Are you Soroptimised? – Climate Action – Shifa – Recognition for Women

Are you Soroptimised?

It’s May, summer is on the horizon, energy levels are rising.  A good time to learn more about what Soroptimists do. A good time to think about what you can do to make the lives of women and girls better.  Contact us here.

Climate Action 1

Climate Action you can take this month: It’s No Mow May!  You can help protect biodiversity by not mowing your lawn.  Just admire it instead!

Climate Action 2

Climate Action taken by Horsell Common Preservation Society, Woking Borough Council and Surrey County Council.

After many months of work, the new ponds, paths and boardwalks near Wheatsheaf Common are ready for use.  A great amenity for local people.

But also a serious purpose.  The ponds offer water storage to prevent flash floods. And the new areas of grass, wildflower meadows and reedbeds provide new habitats for wildlife.  Great for biodiversity!


A hand of friendship between Shifa and SI Woking.

Woking Soroptimists were delighted to join the Shifa ladies for their Eid party – such a joyful occasion. We saw at first hand how the women are growing in confidence thanks to the help Shifa gives.  We are glad to be contributing to Shifa’s work with our English conversation sessions.

Recognition for Women

The Women’s Prize for Fiction has announced the shortlist for 2023.  Which authors in the list have you read?  Find out more here.