03:41AM, Tuesday 23 April 2013
Raising £2,000 for her favourite charities proved a great way to spend the year for retiring Soroptomist president Pam Robotham.
Pam handed over her chain of office at the annual meeting of Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead Soroptimists on Wednesday.
Her successor Irene Brooks presented Pam with a replica of a brooch presented to the Queen by the people of Rhodesia on her 21st birthday, as well as a scarf and a bouquet of flowers. During her time as president Pam raised £2,000 for Slough Child Contact, Braywick Heath Nurseries and People to Places.
Irene is a former senior administration officer at Southern Electric head office in Littlewick Green. She was born in Slough but lives in Maidenhead and has two children and five grandchildren. She has chosen the Air Ambulance as her nominated charity.
The meeting was held at Copthorne Hotel, Slough. The Soroptimists are an international organisation of professional women who raise money for good causes.
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