Two of our members have been busy making much needed scrubs, scrub bags and hats for the local RUH hospital. Being self isolated has its advantages by enabling lots of time dedicated to making these items.
Bath Women’s Fund invited our club to join them for a walk to support International Women’s Day around Bath celebrating the lives of influencial women who were from Bath or had lived in Bath. The walk took us all over the city but the favourite photo is from the Royal Crescent.
We’ve been collecting blister packs and then donating them to a superdrug store that has a pharmacy attached to it. Many of these blister packs end up in landfill but Superdrug will collect them and recycle them which is so useful to know as millions of pills are taken every day.
Check out your local Superdrug store to see if they have a pharmacy attached to it.
Six club members braved the rain to plant 15 saplings in Melksham to mark our Soroptimist organisation’s centenary this year. Clubs all around the Federation have been doing this to mark the occasion. Melksham was chosen for our first planting and a site in Bath has been chosen for the autumn. There was a mixture of hazel, crab apple and rowan saplings all provided by the Woodland Trust.
Members have been making trauma teddies for various organisations and the Co-op in Bath were happy to accept them and we’ll be sending more to different branches within the area. They use them to give to children who are grieving and also they give to local children’s care homes.
Take a look and see!
Three members from the club helped out as stewards at the walk on Sunday. It was a little bit chilly but we admired all the walkers who were participating and they all had smiles on their faces. Around £50,000 was raised which is amazing and will help such a worthy charity. It’s the same again in September so book your place!
Members of the club supported a virtual festival organsied by Womenandgirls.org.uk charity which we have supported for quite a while now. The evening included some excellent local musicians and comedians and we were entertained for 4 hours! Well done to Kathryn Crosweller and co organisers for putting on this event to raise some much needed funds for girls in India living with period poverty.
Members from 4 different regional clubs joined us for a tea party to celebrate IWD and it was lovely to have a social event wihtout any business involved. To make it more fun we had a quiz and everybody asked 2 questions related to women which turned up with some very interesting subjects.
SI Bath and District are supporting International Women’s Day as part of the #SoroptimistsCentenary by taking part in #ChooseToChallenge. Clubs from the South West and Channel Islands held their hand up to support #ChooseToChallenge.
President Lizzie sent a homemade card to local MP Jacob Rees-Mogg highlighting the increase of violence against women especially during the pandemic. Mr Rees-Mogg replied with his letter as shown to let us know what the government is doing about it.