Women celebrate women’s day

Members of Morpeth Soroptimists at St Mary's Church, where a special service was held to mark International Women's Day and commemorate the life of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison.

Members of Morpeth Soroptimists at St Mary's Church, where a special service was held to mark International Women's Day and commemorate the life of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison.

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THE Morpeth & District Soroptimists got out and about to celebrate International Women’s Day.

Club members attended the service of thanksgiving and remembrance of Emily Wilding Davison at St Mary’s Church, which recognised the unique role that she played in raising the rights of women in society.

And Soroptimist Patricia Gatherum attended an event organised by the Northumberland Federation of WIs in Newcastle, which hosted speakers, a choir and the work of many service organisations within the region.

Club President Elizabeth Murphy said: “International Women’s Day is very special for us. We are an international organisation for women and one of our themes is the advancement of the status of women.

“On March 8, we and Soroptimists in 124 countries focus on this by raising awareness, undertaking action, participating in church services, holding talks and making presentations.”