Following a very successful couple of Christmas collections of used stamps, we are now collecting both used stamps and old or foreign coins on a regular basis to support the Royal National Institute for the Blind.
A sunny garden
Soroptimists and Friends
26th August – It was a glorious Saturday inAugust when Members of SI Garstang made their way to the home of Judith and Alan.
This was an occasion to celebrate our friendship but also to raise funds for our current charity ‘Classrooms in the Clouds’
This wonderful event provided a feast of delicacies for everyone to enjoy together with kind donations from our members. The weather was being exceptionally kind and together with summer Pimms made a perfect afternoon.
Everyone left fully sated if not some pounds heavier, but lighter by pounds in their pockets. We were fortunate in being to raise £135 for our charity.
Our chosen charity for 2021-22 was AfriReuse - a community-based, not for profit, social enterprise, empowering the girls of West Pokot, Kenya to have their periods safely.
The charity prioritise training and employment for girls who have been rescued from FGM and raise funds through the production of dignity packs: Each dignity pack includes: 2 moisture-resistant fabric shields; 8 washable liners; 2 pairs of underwear; soap a wash cloth; a small protective bag to discreetly carry used liners home). https://afrireusepads.org/ We have raised enough money to fund 200 Dignity Packs!