SI Cockermouth and District

In Cockermouth we have a vibrant club which has, for over 30 years, been involved in exciting and thought provoking projects, all of which have been aimed at improving the lives of women and girls, locally, nationally and internationally.

  • Programme Action is the mainstay of Soroptimism. It is about community service, lobbying and raising awareness locally, nationally and internationally on human rights and the status of women, economic and environmental issues.

    Here in Cockermouth we have….

    • Painted Cockermouth Pink' to raise awareness of Breast and Prostate Cancer Issues.
    • Gained insight into the magnitude of human trafficking in the North West and identified ways to provide support to trafficked women
    • Actively supported a project to fund education in the Philippines for the Purple Community Fund

  • We carry out Fundraising for local, national and international causes. We have raised funds for local charities which support women in difficulty, in particular Victim Support Cumbria
  • We also Forge friendships with other Soroptimists locally, nationally and internationally. We meet women from different countries and cultures when attending national and international conferences or when undertaking projects.

We are a very active club with most of the members getting involved in the numerous activities we do. Some are more interested in lobbying, whereas others enjoy the fundraising. We all like to participate in the social side of the club.  Our members actively engage with the other Soroptimist clubs in the Northern region through shared projects and study days. Members attend the national (Federation) conference annually and actively contribute to the international projects through local programme action.


Soroptimist International is committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong, peaceful communities worldwide.

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We are an organisation for women who wish to help transform the lives of women and girls worldwide. If you want to learn more about the work we do then please email us at