Fundraising provides Soroptimists with a platform to strengthen friendships, have fun and most of all, provide funds for Programme Action work.

Each year we select different charities and runs some fundraising events. We also work in partnership with other groups in the Cockermouth area.

Our fundraising activities have included: A pimms and puddings evening, Fairtrade wine-tasting, refreshments stalls at quarterly markets/fairs, Strawberries and Champagne reception at Cockermouth Castle, Cookery demonstrations, Upcycled fashion events and charity rock concert events.

In 2018/19 we are supporting: Alzheimers Society and Brain Tumour research

In 2017/18 we supported: Safety Net

In 2016/17 we supported: The Meru Women's Garden Project

In 2015/16 we supported:

Dementia Awareness (LOCAL): Our fundraising supported our local branch of Age UK: Dementia Friends - Cumbria in developing Cockermouth as a Dementia Friendly town and Alzheimers Society

Projects to stop the Sexual Exploitation of Children (LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL): We will continue to support the work of the Philippines Community Fund through our collection of ring pulls. See: The Purple Community Fund

Enabling by challenging disability - Watchtree Wheelers

500 miles - getting people in Africa walking (INTERNATIONAL)

In 2014/15 we supported a number of local charities including: Victim Support Cumbria