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Hearing Dogs for Deaf People

Last year we supported this charity - one of our main fund-raisers was a Fashion Show and photos are HERE

Hearing dogs are trained to alert deaf people to select household sounds and danger signals in the home, work place and in public buildings - providing a life-changing level of independence, confidence and security.

The partnership between a deaf person and hearing dog truly is life-changing, from the practical assistance through to the therapeutic and social benefits.

website:  www.hearingdogs.org.uk

 

 

Earlier this year we sponsored a well in a village in Africa - essential for women to feed their families and make some money.
Banner and Robot behind the people Our President with the Lord Mayor and Carol Vorderman at the launch of Run for the Future back in April.
Rotary are sponsoring this charity in aid of robotic surgery for prostate cancer.
Then, in September, the President with the support of three members, had the enviable task of presenting the medals.

They did work hard !

         
 

Llandoger Trow pub

 

Once you become a Soroptimist you find you have instant friends all round the world.   Several of us were delighted to meet up with Ellen from Denmark when she spent a few days on holiday in Bristol.   We felt we'd made an instant friend and spent a happy time sharing experiences over a drink.

(This was at the Llandoger Trow - a pub frequented by Daniel Defoe and which was used by Robert Louis Stevenson in "Treasure Island")

 

 
           
 

We are trying to make ourselves better known and to attract new members - so we had an Open Evening.

We invited past speakers, people whose names had come to our attention and friends of friends. There was much chat over supper then a brief talk about our club and and about Soroptimism in general. The highlight of the evening was a talk by an international tennis umpire particularly experienced as a Wimbledon line judge. Altogether a fun and informative evening.

 

Guests and members

More guests and members

Examining the skirt

Umpire holding schedule sheet

 
 

Mingling of guests and members

Displays of our work plus our new banner in the background

A guest examines the umpire's uniform cream, dry clean only skirt designed by Ralph Lauren

The umpire showing a Wimbledon schedule

 
       
  AND we meet with new members and enjoy attending other club's functions, like S.I. Weston-super-Mare's fashion show held to support stroke victims .
   

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