Club members and partners celebrated Christmas with a lovely meal at the Hall and Woodhouse restaurant where we hold our meetings. This was our December social event and we all made donations towards the International President’s Appeal which is always marked on 10th December, International Peace Day.
Christmas shoe boxes dontaed by club members were given to Cathy Adcock from Julian House so that they can be delivered to Bath’s Women’s refuge this Christmas. 15 boxes were packed full with goodies.
Club members and guests joined us for a walk around Bath ‘Reclaiming the night” making the streets safer for women and ending violence against women. We had a good response from the public whilst we handed out ‘Love me, love me not’ bookmarks to emphasise what a good relationship is and what a bad relationsbip feels like.
Father Christmas is a staunch supporter for our very important cause.
Immediate Past President Helen was very happy to present a cheque for £800 fundraised by the club over a year through various activities and fundraising events. John Davies gave us an insight to the future of Dorothy House which will be a challenge but will be so beneficial to future patients.
3 members from our club attended the Annual Soroptimist Conference in Liverpool for 2 days. We had interesting speakers including Emily Rose Yates, Sally Kettle, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Dr Helen Pankhurst to name but a few.
We met up with our Friendship Club from High Wycombe and District and we were there to support the volunteers who are going to lead our Region, South West and Channel Islands for 2018/19.