November 2020 news Remembrance Day BBC Asian Network marked #RemebranceDay with a look at the South Asian women who contributed during the First and Second World Wars. Author Anita Anand taled about renowned suffragette Princess Sophia Duleep Singh and how she helped injured soldiers in Brighton. #LestWeForget Local charity Walk the Walk Walk the Walk is raising money to help breast cancer sufferers. £5 buys a balloon – and 50 acupunture needles! Acupuncture can bring relief to patients in pain. The balloons will fly virtually over the Serengeti Park. There are prizes for the balloons that go highest and furthest. Women who made a difference BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour Power List 2020: See their take on seven women who made a global difference. About this and more here Woking Debates The Woking Debates meeting in early November 2020 took the theme ‘Should we all
What are Woking Soroptimists doing now? We’re reaching out to the community, learning more about our world, looking forward with hope.
Why did Woking Soroptimists gave £75 to Riding for the Disabled group (RDA) Samber in October 2020 Disabled children and adults in Woking and Chobham can usually enjoy the pleasures of riding – thanks to the Riding for the Disabled Group (RDA) SAMBER. Volunteers help them to go riding every week at Higher Park Farm in Chobham. Alas, Covid-19 has stopped them from riding for the moment. We know that disabled people have suffered more than others during lockdown. And now, even though open-air activity is possible, they still can’t go riding. This is because they need close-up support in order to be safe. So everything’s on hold. RDA SAMBER Secretary Louise Bettinson is hoping to restart the riding as soon as the pandemic allows. But now there an extra threat is hanging over RDA SAMBER. Their base in Chobham is in trouble. Louise says: