Club member Diane heard that one of her yoginis Clare Bolden was self isolating and had decided to make face masks in aid of her chosen charity LupusUK. Diane decided to support her by giving free yoga classes online in return for donations towards Clare’s charity. Over £265 was raised.
Fundraising Yoga Classes
Club member Diane is currently teaching virtual yoga classes 3 times per week in order to raise money for 5 charities during lockdown. The charities are for Lupus UK, Friends of Young Carers (Banes), Samaritian Emergency Relief Fund, Womenandgirls.org and the RUH NHS Heroes.
So far over £1,000 has been raised and hopfully there will be more to come as the weeks and months go by.
Club member Diane presented a cheque to Bev Viveash from the RUH Your local Cancer Care Fundraising Group after a chair yoga class at Bowles Court in Chippenham . Diane took the class in December and the residents raised £117 . Bev was delighted with the donation and was happy to meet the residents who live at Bowles Court.
Residents at Bowles Court Assisted Living complex took a chair yoga class and instead of paying the teacher(Soroptimist member) they donated the money towards the RUH Cancer Support Group. Fun was had by all.
The annual cycle event can consist of 30, 60 or 100 miles in length and this event is organised by the Rotary club of Chipping Sodbury. Julian House asked us if we could help serve at the 30 mile stage with providing cakes,snacks and drinks.
All the cyclists were in good spirits and were very appreciative of the spread laid on for them. The money raised from registration fees and donations are then divided between many local charities including Julian House. Thankfully the weather was fine although there was quite a wind which would have been felt homeward bound.
The Bath club got together on Sunday afternoon for a social gathering to raise money for the Federation Project, the Meru Women’s Garden Project in Kenya. this project helps women in poor areas to educate an increase their skills and knowledge so that they can be more efficient in food production thus reducing extreme hunger.
They can then produce their own crops, selling them and helping girls to attend school so that they are not hungry and better able to learn. The creation of breakfast Clubs will further reduce hunger at school and the girls will learn to provide sustainable food gardens. this will hopefully cascade down to future generations.
We were also able to take a look at our archives which date back to 1925 when Bath was a Venture club. It’s going to take a while to archive these documents whilst making for interesting reading.
President Diane gave her time to teach a gentle yoga class to willing volunteers and managed to raise £100 for helping post grad Holly to take a trip to Nepal later this year.
Holly’s task will be to help families start up their own businesses and educate young girls, Part of the International Citizen Organisation, something we Soroptimists feel very strongly about. Holly will be coming to our meeting this January and then later on in the year when she returns.
Yogis at the ready! the best bit at the end!
Thanks to everyone that took part. It really was a fun way to raise money.
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