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

I.W. Club of Saltash

President - Carol Boles

I am looking forward to my role this coming year and our forthcoming activites and projects. This is my second time as President.

I 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.

Report for 2019
In 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 tea!

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 local charities.

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. £10 each.


Report from 2018 - 2019

Our 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

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