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Number 63 is run as a Friendly Society, regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014 and managed by a Board of Directors of seven elected shareholders.

As a hotel, now a gracious old lady of 70, but with a history dating back some 150 years, Number 63 is a property with expensive needs for maintenance, upkeep and upgrading. As well as supporting this lovely boutique hotel by using the accommodation and other facilities, there is the opportunity to support the fundraising activities of the 500 and 2000 Clubs, whose additional income for 63 is very much appreciated.

The Platinum Appeal 

The seventieth anniversary of the purchase of Number 63 by Soroptimists seemed a fitting time to launch a new appeal for funds to support the future of our Residential Club. The Platinum Appeal, launched on 29 November, invites shareholders and supporters to contribute to the refurbishment of our iconic property, through interest free loans for a fixed five year period after which they will be repaid, donations and legacies. The funds raised will be used to further upgrade and improve bedrooms and public areas.  With shareholders’ support at the Special General Meeting in January, we hope to be able to reopen the share register for the purchase of shares. 

Alongside the Appeal, a booklet was launched, highlighting the history of the building and especially the 70 years of service by Soroptimists and friends. The booklet was researched and compiled by Director of Marketing and Communications Liz Batten, assisted by many past Chairmen and committee members. The booklet is available at a cost of £5.00 from Number 63 and arrangements will be made to have the booklet available for sale at the Annual General Meeting, Federation Conference in Bournemouth and at Region Meetings.

500 Club

The 500 Club was launched in 1994/95, exclusively for Soroptimists, by Anne Hudson who was at that time Chairman of the then Management Committee, now known as the Board of Directors. The aim was to provide a fund which was immediately accessible to Number 63 for the replacement or maintenance of essential items. To date more than £50,000 has been raised for 63, and an annual donation of £1,600 is usually made.

45% of members` subscriptions are returned as prize money at the monthly draws, 50% is for the benefit of 63 and 5% for administration.

Membership subscription is £12 per annum if paying by cheque or £13 per annum if paying by standing order. Members may purchase as many numbers as they wish at any time of the year.

Please download the application form for the 500 Club here: 500sto

For more information please contact pat_dale@hotmail.com

2000 Club

The 2000 Club was launched in 2000 by members of SI Plymouth and District whose aim was to raise funds for the upgrading and refurbishment of Number 63. To-date members of the 2000 Club have contributed £122,000 towards improvements and projects carried out at Number 63. The 2000 Club continues to make a discretionary donation to Number 63 for these purposes annually.

50% of members` subscriptions are returned in prize money at the monthly draws. Bumper prize draws take place in June and December with one prize of £1,000, two prizes of £500 each and two prizes of £250 each for each of those two months. The other monthly prizes are two at £100 each, two at £50 each and two at £25 each for each of the ten months.

Membership subscription is as follows:

  • £13 per three months
  • £26 per six months
  • £52 per annum

Payment may be made by either bank standing order or cheque.

Please visit the 2000 Club site for more information

Leave a gift

Legacies are a wonderful way for members who have enjoyed the privilege of staying at 63 over the years to leave a gift so that current and future generations can enjoy staying there too. Since 2003 more than £500,000 has been left in bequests to Number 63 which has been a tremendous help in funding refurbishment and updating of facilities.

Designing Number 63’s own bespoke gin!

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Andrea is the lucky winner!

Andrea Farmer from Barbados was the lucky winner of the Number 63 golden ticket at the SIGBI Federation Conference in Bournemouth. The golden ticket was randomly placed in one of the conference bags and Andrea was lucky enough to choose the special bag at the...

New at Number 63 – ‘Weekend Trip Treats’

Bring someone you love to London for a stay at Number 63. As a special offer this summer, we are introducing special weekend rates to help you share the welcome of our lovely London home with someone close to you. Whether you are a mother, father, grandmother or...

“Number 63” Celebrates its 70th Anniversary

Number 63, the Soroptimist Hotel in Central London, celebrated its 70th Anniversary last October. The hotel holds a Gold 3 - star guest accommodation rating and occupies a prime location at 63, Bayswater Road, London, affording easy access to many of London’s...

Bring your Club to the Club!

Planning an outing for your Soroptimist Club for the new club year? Why not bring your members to London for a weekend treat? Take in a play, a show, or just enjoy some of the many attractions that London has to offer. Soroptimist Clubs who make a booking of 5 or...

‘Something for Ourselves’: A History of Number 63

As we celebrate 70 years of Number 63 (Soroptimist) Ltd it seemed timely to produce a short history of this lovely building. The book tells the story of the original build of 63 Bayswater Road (then known as 2 Marlborough Gate) sometime between 1865 and 1870 and of...

Lucky Winners

Please see our lucky winners post for details of our monthly cash prize winners

Cheque Presentation

On 26 September 2018 Hilary Arden, Executive Director, Service Delivery National Osteoporosis Society met her team at Number 63 (a frequently used facility by the society). Number 63 Chairman Ann took the opportunity to present to Hilary the cheque of one...