Harrogate Borough Council have created a flower mural in the town centre to celebrate 100 years since the founding of the Soroptimist International women’s organisation.
Soroptimist International is an organisation aimed at empowering and improving the lives of women worldwide. It tackles issues such as domestic violence, child marriage and human trafficking.
The organisation has its’ own Harrogate and District branch which is reaching its 90th anniversary.
It consists of 37 members who work locally to support women’s refuges, food banks and other women’s causes.
In July of 2019 they held a Zoom conference for women in the organisation to speak to their ‘friendship links’ worldwide during lockdown.
The name ‘soroptimist’ comes from the Latin for ‘better sister’.
The mural can be found in Harrogate town centre on Montpelier Hill.