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This is a vital part of our work through 


Our Programme Action goals  are:


Economic and Social Development




Human Rights and the Status of Women

International Goodwill and Understanding

This year we are supporting The Bridge which aims to empower and support victims of rape and sexual assault. Specialist workers inform victims of their options and assist them in making their own decisions about their care.
They can also offer victims a place of safety and support them in their recovery.
The Bridge comes under the umbrella of University Hospitals Bristol and works with the police and other agencies



map showing Lima

Learning in Lima & Women's Initiative
We support our roving member who has established an infants school in Lima with help for the mothers as well. Details of the project can be seen HERE with some photos including their Olympiad !

Lots of puddings on the table

Last year we held a Pudding & Pimms party to raise funds for the project. Soroptimists always enjoy good food !

So this year we had a Cava and Canapés party

We were lucky with the weather - most of the time!

Mary's Meals 

This charity is supported throughout the South West and Channel Island Region.
Mary's Meals say their vision is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need share with those who lack even the most basic things.

The Backpack Project appeals to schools, clubs, businesses, churches and individuals to fill backpacks with basic educational materials to send to children receiving Mary’s Meals. Most of the children who benefit from Mary’s Meals and the Backpack Project have suffered war, poverty, famine, or natural disaster. Very often families cannot afford to buy basic things like pencils and copy books, or even suitable clothes for their children to wear to school. And so their children miss out on school and an education. A simple backpack with educational materials can be a lifeline to these children as studies show that an education is the best way a chronically poor child can escape poverty in later life.



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 !



Other local interests & involvements

Individual members have interests in, and give service to, many other local projects

Bristol Balloon Fiesta


Rotary's Run for the Future (Prostate Cancer)

Life Education Centres and Life Skills Education


Tyntesfield (National Trust)

Abbeyfield (Sheltered housing)

Lord Mayor's Christmas Appeal

Food Bank


Dean Crescent

Eden House

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