The Soroptimists of St Austell & District held their annual ‘Autumn Fayre’ at Charlestown Church Hall.

Member Jennie Walker said: “We offered a range of stalls, activities and refreshments throughout the day. 

“We were joined by some talented women with creative craft stalls. This year we were raising funds for two worthwhile causes.”

The first charity was Look Good Feel Better. 

This organisation recognises how challenging it can be to process a cancer diagnosis and manage the physical and emotional side-effects of cancer treatment. They run free workshops both virtually and at cancer care centres and hospitals across the UK to support people through this time. 

Jennie continued: “It was great to have Stephanie Good, who is the volunteer and engagement manager for the charity on our stall for the morning.”

The second charity was Freedom Kit Bags.

Period poverty has become a new issue in the western world — it has always been a living reality for women in Nepal. 

This charity provides kit bags to women and girls in Nepal which include everything they need to manage their periods hygienically. 

Freedom Kit Bags allow girls to have uninterrupted learning and empower women giving them dignity and freedom of movement.

The Soroptimists of St Austell & District are proud to support both charities and look forward to hearing about just how much we have raised.

• Our headline on last week’s front page contained a spelling error, it should have read ‘Soroptimists host seasonal fayre’, not as previously published.