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

I.W. Club of Bodmin

Joint Presidents 2023/24
Carolyn Rossiter and
Terri Young

From Carolyn: I am a retired Registered nurse . The majority of my nursing career was spent working in the District Nursing Service in Bodmin/Lostwithiel and around the North Cornwall area. I have been married to Jeff (retired Paramedic) for 49 years. We will celebrate our Golden wedding anniversary this year in September. We have a son, daughter-in-law &two grandsons who are 23 years and 21 years old, living in Wadebridge. Our daughter, her partner and 6 year granddaughter live in Somerset.

My hobbies are patchwork quilting, craft work, gardening, reading and sharing time with friends.I am very much looking forward to sharing this year with my dear friend Terri. We hope to make it an enjoyable year full of fun and friendship for all our members.


From Terri: I am a retired nurse and current part time foot practitioner. I have been living in
Bodmin for almost 25 years with my partner Jim, a musician and I have two recently married daughters, what a year that was, two grandchildren and two grand whippet puppies who all
live in nearby Truro.

I enjoy spending time with my family as well as sewing, usually patchwork, gardening and circular walks in and around Cornwall.

I am looking forward to sharing this year with Carolyn who has been both my friend and mentor for many years, we hope to have fun & friendship and will continue to support both local and overseas charities.

We will be supporting The Pastoral Team at Callywith College who carry out excellent work supporting care leavers.

We celebrate our Inner Wheel Club of Bodmin 70th birthday in 2024 which we hope to celebrate in style, you will all be invited

The current committee for 2023/24 is:
Joint President
  Terri Young and Carolyn Rossiter
Vice President
Immediate Past President/ Membership Officer
  Brenda Keen
  Clare Ridgway
  Judith Luker
International Overseas Officer
  Margaret Hammond
Club Correspondent/ Newsletter
  Julie Coe
Membership Officer and Minute Taker
  Linda Tucker
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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