The Soroptimists are a women’s organisation focused on educating, enabling and empowering women world-wide. Building on a members link with a local artist the Enfield Soroptimists group decided to follow the lead set by a tree memorial project in Liverpool, with a version of the same concept for Enfield, which is now the Enfield Living Memorial.
The desire to do this not only reflected on meeting a need to think about those lost during the pandemic but also to commemorate 100 years of the Soroptimists by remembering the first major project in 1921, which saved a forest of giant redwoods being threatened by lumber companies. The centenary activity is focussed on planting trees and the Soroptimist club of Enfield decided to follow that theme by working to facilitate the Enfield memorial.
You can find out more about Enfield Soroptimists at https://sigbi.org/enfield/