Dear Members of Inner Wheel,
Inner Wheel! If everything was as 'normal' we would be getting
dressed in our finery now and setting out for the Alverton Manor.
It was lovely to receive President Anita's correspondence about
the Birthday Lunch and I am sure we will all be celebrating it
although in isolation
with glasses at the ready.
It's a wonderful organisation, especially in times like these,
and long may it continue.
Just a thought; some of us, being older, might be more vulnerable
than the young but don't forget we are more resilient to all the
changes we have to face. We are used to being at home, many of
us alone for some part of each day. We have faced many difficulties,
even wars. Some have lost loved ones and we cannot manage to do
all the things we did when we were younger. However we know how
to cook simple meals, grow vegetables and knit and sew. Who knows
how useful our 'make do and mend' skills will prove to be?
Here is a
piece a friend sent about sunflowers. I hope you enjoy it:
turn according to the position of the sun. In other words, they
"chase the light." You might already know this, but
there is another fact that you probably do not know! Have you
ever wondered what happens on cloudy and rainy days when the sun
is completely covered by clouds???
This is an interesting question. Isn't it?
Perhaps you think the sunflower withers or turns its head towards
the ground. Is this what crossed your mind?
Well, that's incorrect! This is what happens?
They turn towards each other to share their energy.
Nature's perfection is amazing. Now let's apply this reflection
to our lives. Many people may become low-spirited, and the most
vulnerable ones, sometimes, become depressed.
about following the example of the beautiful sunflowers i.e. "Supporting
and empowering each other". Nature has so much to teach us.
Wishing everyone a "Sun flower" trait of turning towards
each other on cloudy and gloomy days. Spread goodness...it will
come back to you.
Sarah Chaplain, Royal Cornwall hospital, Treliske, suggested on
Spotlight that we all write a letter to a patient who cannot access
visitors at the moment. They will laminate the letters and distribute
to patients. Please refrain from saying anything about 'getting
better' etc as sadly some patients will not recover. A notelet
or one side of writing paper would be ideal. The address is:
The Chaplaincy (patient letter)
Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust
the Inner Wheel Club of Truro hosted a Beauty and Fashion evening
at Carnon Downs Village Hall. The event proved to be a 'sell out'
raising funds for the Cornwall Refuge Trust and other Inner Wheel
charities. The audience was treated to a highly amusing and informative
hair-dressing display from new Truro salon, 'S-J Hair'. A model's
hair was cut into a new style (and it proved to be a transformation!),
elements of hair care were explained, myths about the many hair
products we all purchase were dispelled, and our questions were
answered by the stylist and the colour technician. After refreshments,
staff from Truro White Stuff took to the stage and gave a riveting
talk about their new autumn collection. The audience came away
knowing more about 'dressing to suit your shape', dressing confidently
and adding style with stunning accessories. The manager explained
how the White Stuff company is run on highly ethical lines such
as providing education for the children of parents who work in
the factories in India, fair trade wages are paid and working
conditions are monitored closely, Furthermore, much of the cotton
used for their garments is grown and produced organically using
less water and chemicals. Everyone was impressed to hear that
this high street store is bringing fashion to our city centre
of Truro whilst furthering the ethics of fair trade in their factories