Kenilworth group raises more than £6,000 for charities

It donated money to a variety of good causes locally and abroad

An organisation in Kenilworth has raised more than £6,000 for charities.

During the past year, the Kenilworth Soroptimists raised £6,125 for charities at home and abroad.

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At the group’s recent AGM, outgoing president Julie Pemberton thanked members for their efforts.

Outgoing president of the Kenilworth Soroptimists, Julie Pemberton was presented a card and photos from her year in the role. Photo supplied

During the year the organisation:

~ raised £2,080 for the local Refuge and established an art project with £1,000 sponsorship from the Leamington Arts Society.

~ donated £1,500 to the Parenting Group in Warwickshire, which provides counselling and emotional support.

~ collected £400 for Water Aid.

~ sent £350 to St Vincent and the Grenadines to repair volcano damage.

~ raised £381 for wheelchairs for Friends of Sick Children in Malawi with a book sale.

~ sent £1,245 for Ukraine's refugees which was sent directly to Soroptimist International Krakow in Poland for immediate relief.

Amanda Jones, president-elect, thanked Julie for her leadership and presented her a card and photos of the successful year.