Formerly the Women’s Aid Refuge, yourSanctuary has been established in Surrey for many years to help people, especially women and children, who need help and protection from domestic violence.

Our Club provides support by raising awareness and funds for this charity.  Two of our members are also Trustees.

During 2013-14 we donated £500 (notably from the Cheese and Wine Party we held to round off Christina Rollason’s year as President) which was used to organise an outing for the families currently being helped by yourSanctuary in summer 2014.  The outing proved to be a rare and popular treat. Our Pig-Racing event with SI Weybridge in 2015 raised a further £720. And our Charity Bridge Afternoon in October 2016, again with SI Weybridge, gave £633 to yourSanctuary’s telephone helpline which in 2015 took 2000 calls. In April 2017, we donated a further £100 to yourSanctuary.

yourSanctuary often needs volunteers to help with the services it provides. If you are interested, contact WAVS (Woking Volunteer Services) at

In connection with our contribution to eliminating domestic violence, six SI Clubs in Southern England help to distribute a bookmark that shows the characteristics of a healthy / unhealthy relationships and includes a helpline number.

Woking Soroptimists regularly help to distribute domestic abuse awareness literature in the town during Domestic Abuse Awareness Week in October.

We have also printed a new version of our ‘Good/Bad’ relationship bookmark for distribution in the area.

For details of our latest fund-raising event which raised £633 for yourSanctuary, go to ‘What we’ve been up to recently’.