Club of Saltash
President - Carol Boles
am looking forward to my role this coming year and our forthcoming
activites and projects. This is my second time as President.
was born in Portslade, East Sussex. After leaving Hove County
Grammar School I studied Medical Laboratory Science at Brighton
Polytechnic and Chelsea College. I have been very fortunate as
after qualifying I specialised in immunology, giving me the opportunity
to be part of many exdciting researh projects, leukaemia, bone
marrow and kidney transplantation and chilhood kidney diseases.
My career has enabled me to work in Bermuda, Switzerland, South
Africa and Denmark. I have been fortunate to be part of research
teams at the Royal Marsden and Great Ormond Street. After marrying
I lived in Horsham for 21 yewars and moved to Saltash area 4 years
ago. Soon after that I became an Inner Wheel member, by doing
this I quikly made many new friends and became part of the group
joining in with all the activities and projects. We are only a
small club but we pull together and with shared friendships and
help to others we all grow strong.
June to celebrate our outgoing President Linda ten ladies attended
an afternoon tea at Pentillie House in a beautiful setting overlooking
the Tamar , several past members attended and a very happy, jolly,
afternoon was had.
Also during June several members helped 'man the gates` at the very
popular annual Port Elliot Dog Show where over £5,500 was
raised for Children`s hospice South West.
In July two ladies attended Tavistock IWClub`s 30th anniversary
lunch it was a lovely afternoon.
During August we had a get together with some family and friends
for a 'Walk with Alpaca` the weather was not kind to us but everyone
had a great experience the walk was followed by a very welcome cream
9 boxes of assorted clothes, and blankets knitted by one of our
members, are due to leave on a container soon for Gambia. £100
was also donated by the club towards the cost of this.
October has been busy with four ladies entering as a team in a quiz
at a local pub, very good fun and lot`s of money was raised for
We has also been busy making craft items to sell at our Festive
Afternoon Tea on 1st December at the Ashtorre Centre in Saltash.
All proceeds for Cornwall Air Ambulance. Everyone Welcome. tickets.
from 2018 - 2019
club year started with 5 members attending an African Childrens
Choir Concert in the Methodist Central Hall in Plymouth. The children
were travelling around the country raising money for their schools
etc. Our club supports the Gambian childrens project and the evening
was full of fantastic singing and dancing by the children, their
enthusiasm was amazing!
In February one of our members arranged a Pub Quiz to raise funds
for St Lukes Hospice the event was a huge success and a large cheque
was presented to the Hospice. At our meeting that month we invited
a speaker from RNIB Talking Books She spoke of the many ways they
help the blind and partially sighted with equipment and the wonderful
talking books service which brings joy to thousands. We presented
the speaker with a cheque and hope to visit their local premises
where the books are recorded.
This month we invited Debbie Williams from Gambian Projects to our
meeting, she comes in quite regularly and keeps us up to date with
her projects. She has a large container to fill with childrens clothes,
stationary and first aid items especially required for Gambia. We
presented Debbie with uniform, book bags, P.E. bags and water bottles
no longer required by a local school who are changing their uniform.
Debbie then showed a video of the children at her school in Gambia
thanking our club for the donation which helped with the installation
of water pipes. Members have also been working hard knitting blankets
for the children.
Our Club will have a table at our local Mayfair in Fore Street this
year we have small games for children and hope to raise funds for
Children's Hospice South West our President Linda's charity