Soroptmist International of Wolverhampton showed their support for the ‘Orange Wolverhampton’ campaign by turning their Christmas festivities orange at their December dinner meeting. They all wore orange sashes, ribbons or clothing and even their Christmas gifts followed this theme as they all received a chocolate orange. ‘Orange Wolverhampton’ is a local awareness-raising campaign that is part of the United Nations’ international 16 Days of Action to end violence against women and girls. Club members also wore orange ribbons during the 16 days which ran from 25th November to 10th December, 2017 which is Human Rights Day.
SI Wolverhampton’s craft group have made and delivered 75 syringe driver bags to Compton Hospice based in Wolverhampton. Craft group members Renee White and Anne Barclay are pictured handing over the latest batch of 42 bags to staff at the hospice making a total of 75 to date. Patients use the bags to carry around the syringe drivers whilst they are receiving treatment and therefore allowing the patients greater mobility. The bags are also used for patients who are being treated in the community. As the bags need to be washed at high temperature and are not transferable a constant supply is needed. The craft group are well on track to meet their target of delivering 100 driver bags to the hospice before June to mark the first anniversary of the death of long standing club member Mary Wilmot who was cared for at the