It was pretty cold but many people were quite generous with their spare change to give to a worthwhile cause. It was the RUH Bath’s turn to receive the donations at this match.
President Helen opened up her home and treated us to a lovely tea complete with sandwiches, homemade scones and a variety of cakes. Donations were made all for a good cause for the charity “Across” which enables very poorly people a chance to visit Lourdes in the wonderful jumbalance which President Helen accompanies from time to time.
What a wonderful evening of reflection and celebration as we marked the centenary of Women gaining the right to vote. We looked at the past, present and future. From a story of a Suffragette read by Pat Stevens whose Great Aunt Laura Ainsworth was a suffragette, to the view of a present day woman read by our President, Professor Helen Young, and then onto the future role of women through the eyes of 4 young ladies read by Becca Tucker and Tilda Snook.
An outburst from the Walcot State choir in the middle of the reflection made an impact which surprised the congregation replicating the outburst that the suffragettes made during a service held in Bath Abbey.
There were representatives from the Clergy (Rev Roger Driver and Rev Jane Haslam) as well as our own Soroptimist Sisters and other clubs including our regional President Daphne Dowsing who described the role and visions of Soroptimist International . Julie Cooper from Bath Business Women’s Association read a poem and we finished off with a rousing rendition of Jerusalem.
The evening was supported by the Lord Lieutenant for Somerset, the Mayor of Bath and Chair of the Council as well as many friends and women’s organisations and refreshments were available afterwards.
when we share in the centenary commemoration of Women gaining the right to vote. You can’t escape it today as it’s in the news everywhere and you can join in by coming to our service in Bath at St Michael’s Without tonight at 7pm. Bring family and friends and look at the past, present and future. All welcome.
Final preparations before we take part in a wonderful service dedicated to all those brave women over 100 years ago who gave so much to allow us a voice and more rights in this country. Join us at St Michael’s Without, Bath at 7pm tomorrow night and reflect on the past, present and future.
Learn more about the vital contribution of local suffragette Laura Ainsworth at our centenary commemorative service being held at St Michael’s Without, Bath on Tuesday, 6th Feb at 7pm. A great mix of words and music. Bring friends and family.
Come and join in our service to commemorate the centenary of women gaining the right to vote. Tuesday 6th Feb at 7pm at St Michael’s Without, Bath. Learn about local suffragette Laura Ainsworth. All welcome