Soroptimists stride out against hunger

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Members of Soroptimist International of Harrogate and District stepped out last week and raised over £600 for the Trussell Trust’s ‘Campaign to Stop UK Hunger’.

The club registered the Soroptimist Striders as a team to join others throughout the UK on 2nd April to race against hunger by completing a 5K run/walk. Club president Val Hills, three members and two partners took part in walking from Bilton Junction along the old railway track to Ripley Castle.

President Val said:

Food and energy poverty is affecting the lives of more and more people, particularly single parent families. We support our local food banks and also the important work the Trussell Trust is doing in campaigning to ‘Stop Hunger in the UK.’ The Trust ensures families don’t go hungry by seeding Food Banks like Harrogate. It has seen the demand increase from 200,000 parcels ten years ago to over 2 million last year.

Soroptimist International is a worldwide organisation that aims to improve the lives of women and girls locally, nationally and internally through education, enabling and empowering opportunities.

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