Sorop­ti­mists give char­ity a lift

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Clubs Round-up -

IT’S been a busy time for Ash­ford Sorop­ti­mists. The group pre­sented a cheque for £1,520 to the Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis Trust. The cash was raised over the year in a va­ri­ety of ways for pres­i­dent Felic­i­tie Sykes’ cho­sen char­ity. Each year mem­bers or­gan­ise a range of fund-rais­ing events and ser­vice ac­tiv­i­ties to ben­e­fit the lo­cal com­mu­nity as well as na­tional and in­ter­na­tional char­i­ties and de­serv­ing causes. Sorop­ti­mist club mem­bers and friends also raised their glasses for char­ity dur­ing a lively evening at the Willes­bor­ough Windmill Barn last month at a fun wine tast­ing. Af­ter an in­for­ma­tive talk by Hilde-Marie Smith from Ca­ter­ing4Kent, a com­pe­ti­tion to iden­tify whether wines came from the Old World or New World was held, fol­lowed by a buf­fet meal. The evening raised £292 for the Sorop­ti­mist Project Sierra, that pro­vides homes for chil­dren in one of the world’s poor­est coun­tries, Sierra Leone.

Sorop­ti­mist In­ter­na­tional is an or­gan­i­sa­tion for pro­fes­sional and busi­ness women.

Ash­ford Sorop­ti­mist pres­i­dent Felic­i­tie Sykes, right, hands over the cheque to the Cys­tic Fi­bro­sis Trust

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