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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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).
although we cannot meet as usual we are keeping in touch and
supporting each other in many ways as is The Inner Wheel way.
look forward to seeing our fellow Inner Wheel Clubs in the near
future - Terri Young
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
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.
Hammond and Lin Foad
Stubbs being presented a gift from President Clare
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.
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.
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