Selling christmas decorations for the Purple Community Fund

September 22, 2018

This charity was set up  by Jane Walker, MBE to help build businesses for women in the Philippines .  We collect ring pulls from cans and they are sent to the women who turn them into beautiful items which helps pay for their children to be fed and educated.

There were only a few decorations left when this photo was taken as they were so popular.IMG_6133

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Inspirational day at the regional meeting

September 22, 2018

SI St Austell shared one of their successful projects with the rest of the regional clubs at today’s meeting showcasing the use of soft loans to women worldwide with huge success stories.  They were wearing T shirts saying ‘Deeds not Words’ on the front and on the back ‘Women and Empower’.IMG_6132


Two new members are inducted into the club.

September 20, 2018

It was a pleasure for President Elect Diane to induct 2 new members into the club at our recent super meeting. We’re sure that they will make wonderful members and really embrace what Sorotpimism is all about.  They have already been very involved with the club and we look forward to working towards a better world for girls, women and families.IMG_1543


Club member Ruth gives a talk about her humanitarian work

September 20, 2018

Ruth Buckley gave a fascinating talk about her life, career and humanitarian work all over the world which was truly inspiring.  The inspirational talk was heard at our supper meeting with a power point presentation to support all the nursing work  in particular, that she has done throughout her career and through voluntary organisations.

Life is certainly for living, and helping unfortunate babies, children and families has been her passion for many decades.  Ruth hopes to continue her humanitarian work in the future and maybe revisit some of the projects.IMG_6117


Giving away free books for International Literacy Day

September 9, 2018

We took a table at the Bathampton Village Fete to celebrate International Literacy Day and gave away free books.  We were given donations to go towards the Meru Women’s Garden Project which is the Federation’s Triannual Project at present.img_6087.jpg


Tea party to raise funds for Fairtrade and the Wiltshire Air Ambulance

August 12, 2018

Despite the inclement weather, club members created a delicious tea for guests attending a tea party held at Gillian’s house.

On sale were Flamingo cards and Fairtrade products. Tea, sandwiches, scones and cakes were devoured all for good causes.

 


Helping out at ‘All Chipping in” at Great Somerford

August 5, 2018

Members from the club helped with refreshments and stewarding at the annual ‘All Chipping In” cycle event to raise money for Julian House and Rotary. It was a boiling day and it was difficult to keep the refreshments from drying up or melting but the competitors were grateful for the drinks and snacks. These cyclists were enduring the 100 mile event.IMG_5963


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