SKIPTON soroptimists have been taking part in the United Nations’ International Day of Activism.

This year the campaign will focus on the issue of “femicide of the gender-related killing of women. Soroptimist International of Skipton in Craven is raising awareness of all forms of gender based violence.

Members Rosalie Holroyd, president; honorary member Jill Spensley and secretary Sandra Lambert decorated Coronations Gardens, in Skipton, with orange bunting to show their support.

On Saturday November 20 the branch held its Christmas Fair in the town hall. Visitors enjoyed home made soup, cakes, scones and mince pies. Stalls sold home knitted garments, Christmas crafts, raffle, tombola, books and jigsaws, jams, jellies and chutneys. Proceeds go to: Manorlands, Martin House, Parkinson’s, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Dementia Forward and others.