On Saturday 2nd September SI Lewes had a table at the Societies Fair in Lewes Town Hall. As well as promoting the club, members conducted a survey on awareness of Trafficking & Modern Slavery. 50 questionnaires were completed by members of the public.
Soroptimists raise £1,400 from ‘A Night at the Opera’
On Thursday 27th April 2017 guests of Lewes & District Soroptimists were treated to a magical evening of beautiful arias during ‘A Night at the Opera’. Rosalind Lloyd-Bostock, Olivia Sjöberg, Fabian Langgfuth and Mirjam Mesak , all graduates of the Guildhall School of Music, offered their wonderful voices free to help raise money for Bloom School in Nepal and local projects supported by the Soroptimists. The singers were accompanied by the brilliant pianist Michael Sikich. A selection of pieces from favourite operas including Bizet’s Carmen, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Puccini’s Le Villi, Dvořak’s Liebeslieder and Mozart’s Don Giovanni were sung in the atmospheric surroundings and perfect acoustics of St Michael’s Church, Lewes. An auction held in the interval, which included tickets kindly donated by Glyndebourne for the final rehearsal of La Traviata, brought the overall total raised to a magnificent £1,400. Vera Gajic, the Soroptimist’s Immediate Past President, said “The money raised will make a big difference to the charities that the Soroptimists support. We were stunned by the generosity of the audience and we would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to the performers who made it all possible.”