Soroptimists' pledge to improve lives of women and girls continues in County Durham

The Northern Echo
By: Flossie Mainwaring-Taylor
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Photo Caption: Soroptimist International Durham former president Jane Katsambis and current president Judith Stirk.

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A former headteacher who has been driven to help children throughout her working and retired life is set to hand over the reins from her position at the head of a group which strives to improve the lives of women and girls.

 Soroptimist International Durham (SI Durham) will bid farewell to its president Judith Stirk next month following her two-year leadership - the latter half of which has been conducted in the group’s 70th year in operation.

As part of the worldwide volunteer organisation for business and professional women, current members have dedicated time to making a difference to women and girls locally and across the world.

 The organisation has also been behind the bringing together of Evergreen Primary School, a special school in Bishop Auckland, and Prince Bishops Alpacas.

Headlam alpaca farm owner Carole Burn has gone on to work alongside SI Durham - sending her alpaca-themed children’s books to a school for children with autism in Saudi Arabia.

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