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

NEWS FROM CLUBS 2024
 
I.W. Launceston
Maureen from Launceston IW has knitted over 100 squares completing the assoc presidents 100x100 challenge and supporting the Districe Chairman's challenge of voluntary contributing to the work our acute hospitals in the area. Thank you to Maureen

I.W. St Austell
St Austell Inner Wheel News Report - Club
Correspondent Janice Jerome

Our Inner Wheel club has been very busy over the winter in various ways. The Association of Inner Wheel has suggested that one of the ways that Inner Wheel clubs can celebrate the forthcoming centenary year is to collect and donate 100 goods. This is called the 100 for 100 initiative. President Val suggested our club collect tooth brushes and toothpaste half of which will be donated to the Food Bank and the other half will be sent to Ukraine.

This year we decided our Inner Wheel Day would be coupled with the 100 for 100 initiative for the Centenary Year. Half of the items collected would go to Ukraine as our Inner Wheel Day is usually dedicated to an International theme. 100 items made up of tubes of toothpaste and toothbrushes plus 50 packets of paracetamol have been sent to Ukraine. Another 100 items of toothpaste and tooth brushes have been collected and will be take to our local food bank. Soap and shampoo collections are now being done in the same way.


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We were also able to hold our annual Christmas tombola at Par Garden Centre again. Members manned the stall on a roster basis with all proceeds going towards chosen charities for the year.

In January another two members were inducted. New member Maggie Holmes and also former member Ann Marshall rejoined the club.

International Report from Alison White.
Rita has taken a bag of bras to Oxfam and Ruth has collected sixty six pairs of spectacles and a further 22 pairs for onward delivery to India. Val, Rita and Alison have packed up another 13 boxes of donations plus 2 sleeping bags for the Lions Ukraine Appeal. Amongst other things we passed over 70 boxes of paracetamol, 59 tubes of toothpaste and 64 tooth brushes for adults and children. Members attending the district rally took soap for the 100 for 100 initiative for the District International Officer to pass on to Ukraine.


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Friendship is a big part of Inner Wheel and President Va's informal coffee gatherings have proved to be a big success. Taking place in different locations and on different mornings each month.

 

Peggy Williams who has been a member for almost 60 years will be featured in the forthcoming International Inner Wheel magazine. The Association of Inner Wheel Club's theme is Shine a Light and it was decided to Shine an Light on members who had 50 or more years of service. Peggy's photo and details were sent on to the Association and we look forward to the publication.

Lastly our charity fundraising has been going extremely well with our Easter Tombola, Fashion Show and Johnny Cowling Evening.


 
 
 
I.W. Liskeard and Looe
Liskeard and Looe Ladies Collected 100 for 100 for the Food Bank
D129
Many of you may remember District was given books no longer required and these have now reached children in Ukraine. Our thanks to you all.
I.W. Roborough
I.W. Launceston

Picture of cheque presentation - Launceston Inner Wheel Club President Ann Boundy, Emma Thompson from Launceston College & Linda Mullins Launceston Inner Wheel clubs International Officer Linda Mullins.
Launceston Inner Wheel Club celebrates 100 years of the Inner Wheel Organisation

This year Inner Wheel Clubs celebrate 100 years of service and Launceston Club have supported The Molly & Paul Childcare Foundation which is in partnership with Launceston College to raise funds for the Bunjakko Island Vocational School in Uganda with 100 items. The purpose of the school is to help disadvantaged children who are in desperate need of help, the children may be orphaned, neglected, abandoned or simply living in acute poverty.

Emma Thompson a History Teacher at Launceston College attended the meeting and gave an enlightening presentation and explained how the 100 items being donated would be used. What has been achieved and how it helps young people in desperate situations have a future. They are in the process of building and furnishing a cottage on the shores of Lake Victoria and this will be used as accommodation for visitors to the school. The 100 items donated varied and included mosquito nets, kitchen utensils and bathroom equipment.

Linda Mullins the International Officer for Launceston Inner Wheel presented Ms Thompson with a cheque and the list of the 100 items the Club would like to purchase.

LIZ WILLIAMS DISTRICT EDITOR
Thank you all

Thank you to the Club Correspondents and others who have sent in their Home Service reports again this year, I know it is a challenge to get them done, especially in December.

In the year January to December 2023, as a District we have supported 10 national charities, and locally we have supported 2 for the elderly, 11 for the young, 2 Hospices, 3 disabled, 7 medical and 17 community charities to the sum of £20,610 on top of the monies sent to the Air Ambulance for the National President’s Charity and to Penhaligon’s Friends for the District charity for 2022 /23

This is, of course, only part of our story when you take into account the knitting, the gardening, the visiting, the serving, the litter picking, the gifts to food banks, the collecting of so much ‘stuff’, not to mention all the monies and goods raised for International charities, so very well done ladies.

Liz Williams

Inner Wheel Club of Tavistock
The ladies of Tavistock Inner Wheel decided to combine their '100 for 100' challenge with District Chairman Bea's request to support their local hospitals this year.
President Liz and Secretary Sue were delighted to represent the club at the presentation of 100 paperback books collected by members for the book library at Tavistock Hospital.


I.W. ROBOROUGH
Newsletter January 2024
IW ST AUSTELL
St Austell Club Inner Wheel Day

This year we decided our Inner Wheel Day would be coupled with the 100 for 100 initiative for the Centenary Year. As a club we have been busy collecting items for this. We decided that half of the items collected would go to Ukraine as our Inner Wheel Day is usually dedicated to an International theme. 100 items made up of tubes of toothpaste and toothbrushes plus 50 packets of paracetamol have been sent to Ukraine. Another 100 items of toothpaste and tooth brushes has been collected and will be take to our local food bank.


Photo of the box of items being collected for the Food Bank as part of Inner Wheel Day and the 100 for 100 initiative.

I.W. PERRANZABULOE
We had a very interesting tour back stage, at Hall for Cornwall on IW day and finished the day at Mary Mitchell's for tea.

I.W. BUDE

We had a very enjoyable Inner Wheel Day yesterday.
Jenny Cloke very kindly hosted the day for us.
We started off with coffee before watching a film about Mary's Meals. Everyone was in awe of how this charity makes such a difference to so many children.
We then enjoyed a 'bring and share' lunch, followed by our meeting and then finishing off with tea ..... and more cake!!
We suggested a £5 donation for Mary's Meals. We have so far collected £200 which will be doubled by the match funding.

The Club also welcomed a new member Sal Evans

I.W. TAVISTOCK
Tavistock Club Inner Wheel Day

Tavistock members decided that this year we would like to help women locally who are in need of love and support at a very difficult time in their life, and were thrilled to be able to make up 16 Pamper Bags of toiletries to be passed on with our love through the Trevi organisation in Plymouth.

 
 
 
 
 

 

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