Fun and fundraising with the Soroptimists

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An 80 for 80 weight loss challenge, a race night, a ‘shwapping’ clothes , and climbing Everest in their dreams helped Soroptimist International of and District to raise £3,324 for the British Heart Foundation.

The was the choice of outgoing President Gillian Trotter who said: The club worked very hard over the last year but it was such fun and we really enjoyed ourselves.

The cheque was presented to Sharon Oakley, BHF Fundraising Manager for , at the club’s meeting at the White Hart hotel, .

Sharon said: It is incredible to have raised over £3,000. Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer. Many people, or someone they know, have been affected by heart disease.

Sharon Oakley, BHF Fundraising Manager for Harrogate, receives a cheque from outgoing President Gillian Trotter
Sharon Oakley, BHF Fundraising Manager for Harrogate, receives a cheque from outgoing President Gillian Trotter

The Soroptimists’ ‘shwapping’ was part of the BHF’s Ramp up the Red campaign. Their Everest was a talk about the climb by mountaineer Chris Brown.

Andrea Trimmer, who succeeds Gillian as President, has chosen Young Carers as her and the first fundraising event will be a cookery evening at The Square in Harrogate.

If you are interested in joining the Soroptimists or finding out more then contact the Membership Officer at sihandd@hotmail.co.uk or see www.siharrogateanddistrict.org.uk or find the club on facebook.

Main photograph: President Andrea Trimmer next to outgoing President Gillian Trotter and other Soroptimists at the cheque presentation at the White Hart hotel, Harrogate


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