District 129 covers Plymouth, Roborough, Tavistock all of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

I.W. Club of Bodmin

It is a great pleasure to be President of Bodmin IW this year. My previous role was as Vice President, and prior to this International Officer. I joined Bodmin Inner Wheel in 2013, and greatly appreciate the friendship that this has given me.
I am a Cornish girl, having lived in St Austell area until nineteen years ago when I moved to Lanhydrock.
My main career was in finance with English China Clays (now Imerys), prior to joining my Husband Paul in our own memorial masonry business at Bugle St Austell, we are now retired.
I am a member of the Institute of Credit Management, the Open University, and support Bugle Cricket club in my role as Treasurer. Amongst my interests are gardening, reading, and collecting vintage Cornish postcards and local history books.

The current committee for 2021/22 is:
  Linda Tucker
Vice President
  Brenda Keen
Immediate Past President
  Terri Young
  Clare Ridgway
Treasurer/Minute Taker
  Judith Luker
International Overseas Officer
  Margaret Hammond
Club Correspondent/ Newsletter
  Terri Young
Membership Officer/Meal Apologies
  Lin Foad - Telephone 07391 892 721
Sandy Melmoth
Health & Safety
Chris Cameron



The ladies of Bodmin Inner Wheel Club have been undeterred by the current restrictions and have been meeting in small groups for socially distanced coffee mornings or afternoon tea at our local herb nursery cafe, this helps us to keep in touch and share ideas for support one another through the restrictions.

We have made Scrubs bags for our local hospital staff who were delighted to receive them, fabric face masks to protect ourselves and to sell to raise funds for The Smile Train Charity and our knitters have made 500 jumpers for overseas charities as well as blankets.

Our next project is to make heart cushions for breast cancer patients undergoing surgery, I am told that they are the ideal size and shape to provide comfort post-operatively.

Our ladies are taking part in a monthly raffle which also raises funds and provides a little excitement as we wait to find out who has won each month.

Lin has organised a walking group that has undertaken local walks along the Camel Trail here in Bodmin and a local history walk around the town. Julie, our Club Correspondent is writing a newsletter every few months to keep us up to date and we all talk regularly over the phone (no Zoom meetings yet but perhaps in the future we will try this).

So although we cannot meet as usual we are keeping in touch and supporting each other in many ways as is The Inner Wheel way.

We look forward to seeing our fellow Inner Wheel Clubs in the near future - Terri Young


2019 News
Bodmin President Clare has started up a member of the month scheme so members can be nominated for an award for good deeds or support etc.
The following have been presented with gifts so far the Inner Wheel year:
Margaret Hammond for her work in setting up and organising the community flower bed that our club is responsible for , have a look if you are in Bodmin as it is outside the Stillmoor Surgery beside the car park.
Also Membership Officer Lin Foad for her work inviting new members to the club, she has advertised in the local press and placed posters around the town as well as hosting friendship coffee events for prospective new members ,hopefully we will have 4 new members in the new year.
The third is Club Secretary Marion Stubbs for her tireless work and support for the President and club members.

Margaret Hammond and Lin Foad
Marion Stubbs being presented a gift from President Clare
In September, Dawn Nicholas from The Hugs Foundation joined us for a delicious meal at Bodmin Herb Nursery following which she gave a very enlightening talk about the foundation which is based here in Bodmin.

Dawn told us that Hugs is a charitable organisation that rescues, rehabilitates and rehomes unwanted and neglected horses and ponies, as well as giving a home to many other farm and domestic animals. Dude is one of the ponies who regularly visits care homes and brings pleasure to the residents.

Hugs also provide an intervention/support to children and young people in need of help to improve their physical and mental well-being, including Nature walks, Animal Interactions, Arts and Crafts for example, it is also open during school holidays and it holds open days for the general public, all visits must be by arrangement only.

Have a look at the website for The Hugs Foundation: www.hugsfoundation.org.uk

The President's chosen charities for this Inner Wheel year are:
HUGS Foundation in Bodmin, rescuing abused horses and providing services for those with mental health issues.

Cornwall Coast Watch, safeguarding the lives of people by watching over vulnerable craft and everyday coastal activity.


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