Lincoln and District Soroptimists have made a generous contribution to a local charity.
The Lincoln and District Soroptimists, who are part of a wider international women’s movement, have donated over £1000 in support of YMCA Lincolnshire.
The donation was made in a cheque presentation at The Showroom on Tuesday 23rd April.
Kate Saunders from Lincoln and District Soroptimists said: “YMCA Lincolnshire carries out so much work in this community and we were particularly keen to do something to help with their work to create the new Nomad Centre which aims to provide more dignity and security for those who use it.”
The generous donation will go towards the wider work and services of YMCA Lincolnshire, including youth activities and advice, training and education and the Nomad project supporting those who find themselves homeless in Lincolnshire.
The Soroptimists have also been supporting women and girls in need by making regular donations of sanitary products to YMCA Lincolnshire.
So far more than 700 sanitary products, including tampons and pantyliners have been donated to the charity which distributes them to female residents in their hostel and shelter and young women attending The Showroom.
Jasmit Phull from Lincoln and District Soroptimists said: “We are delighted to have worked with YMCA Lincolnshire supporting them through a donation to the Nomad project. We sincerely hope the money raised will contribute to the beginning of the end of homelessness.
“We have also achieved our mission of empowering young girls by bringing about the awareness of the essential need of sanitary pads for them, in our society.”
Kate Saunders added: ““As a women’s organisation it was very important to the Soroptimists to do something to support women and girls, enabling them to lead their lives as fully as possible.”
Lincoln and District Soroptimists currently have 28 members and are always eager to welcome new, lively members willing to commit themselves wholeheartedly to the club’s aims and activities.