Easter eggs included in donations to Foodbank

After donating items of food to the Trussell Trust for the last couple of years members of the Inner Wheel Club of Chelwood Bridge have continued to collect items for the Trussell Trust, with their latest offerings including Easter eggs.

This they took along to Midsomer Norton's branch of the Salvation Army, which is the collecting point for the Somer Valley Foodbank.

Members first decided to start collecting items after hearing how so many people go hungry and rely on food banks.

They decided to try and help, and had been bringing tins and packets of food to each meeting, so that they would eventually have a big enough collection of food to donate to a food bank.

Old Dogs New Trix

Having a great time in Bouremouth

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Inner Wheel Club of Yeovil

Also at the meeting Margaret Cox, our ISO,showed themembers the latest blanket which she had sewn together from knitted squares and the centre of which had been crocheted by the mother of our Vice President, Barbara Gadd

Sian Neville, community fundraiser for Alzheimers, came to speak to the club about support that is being given, providing day care and home care for people with dementia, also support through befriending services to help families and partners cope with the demands of caring. Research is also a very important aspect of what is needed for the work of the charity,  President Beryl was pleased to be able to present Sian with a cheque on behalf of the members.

(Picture shows Sedgemoor President Beryl Pyne with Sian Neville)

West Woodspring outing to Tyntesfield

Following a disastrous March of snow and ice, resulting in cancellation of our monthly meeting, the Ladies of West Woodspring Inner Wheel especially enjoyed April’s spring gathering. We were entertained by Weston Rotarian Vice President, Julian Mathews, who gave a gruesome but amusing account of life in the prison service. After dinner we all admired the 286 premature baby hats the club members had knitted for the Royal United Hospital Bath, these will now be dispatched to the hospital, where we hope they will be put to very good use.

Imagine how delighted the members of Bath Inner Wheel Club were when they learned that one of their members had been chosen to receive the prestigious Margarette Golding Award.

Carol Williams has worked tirelessly and quietly with Bath Samaritans to help others, for over 30 years – no mean achievement and well worthy of recognition. Across Great Britain & Ireland only 5 Margarette Golding awards have been given during this Inner Wheel year, one of whom is our very own Carol! The presentation was made during our Quiz & Quiche Evening by Member of Council, Linda Quinn. Congratulations Carol

5 members of Wells Inner Wheel joined Shepton Mallet for a very interesting visit to The Royal Mint

The Inner Wheel Club of Mendip celebrated the 70th anniversary of its charter with a celebratory lunch at Batch Country House Lympsham.  Club members were accompanied by partners and members of other local Inner wheel clubs and invited guests. The occasion was led by club president Alison Webb and hilarious entertainment was provided by Rotarian Andrew Herniman.

The anniversary cake was made by club member Jackie Hiles and was cut by the club’s two most senior members, Jean Malpass and Mary Johnson, both of whom have recently turned 9

Wrington Vale Inner Wheel Club

The Big Breakfast was once again a great success. Inner Wheel ladies worked very hard and the proceeds will go to Springboard, a Charity for young people which nurtures the unemployed into work. The sun shone and everyone enjoyed the gardens and beautiful views. Many thanks to Mr and Mrs Alvis who kindly hosted the event.

This is the time of year when we dust off our summer clothes and shoes and go and enjoy ourselves.

A coach of members from the Taunton Club, husbands and friends travelled to the Malvern Flower Show on Saturday 12th May. It was perfect day, not too hot with lots to see. They all had a very enjoyable time

‘Hats and Gloves’ was the order the day when the Inner Wheel Club of Wells celebrated its 70th Charter Year with a celebratory Afternoon Tea at Stoberry House, Wells.  Members were joined by some past members  as well as Lynne Evans, District 20 Chairman to enjoy the splendid views of Wells from the Garden Room.  The weather was gorgeous so everyone took the opportunity of exploring the beautiful gardens.

Pat Robinson one of our longest serving members reminded us, in a very interesting talk, of all the changes since 1948.

Several of our members and members of Yeovil Rotary Club joined Yeo Vale Rotary Club for a walk along the old railway line at Ham Wall, an RSPB nature reserve on the Somerset Levels. Yeo Vale Rotarian Richard Pither who is a keen and expert bird watcher explained the sounds of some of the birds to us and we were thrilled when we actually identified the sound of a bittern. It is a lovely and unique area, we are so lucky that it is so near to us. And of course we finished the visit with lunch at the local pub!! A great way to spend Sunday.

On 16th May we held our Interclub at East Coker village hall. This was an afternoon tea with delicious sandwiches, scones and cakes provided by the members. The speaker was Miranda Pender and her talk was entitled ' Lifting the Lid ' a darkly comic aspect of researching family history.

Thirteen members enjoyed a cookery demonstration at Santa Checkley’s home. She demonstrated recipes for a cook in advance meal after which the members were served lunch which consisted of all the dishes cooked during the demonstration.A great day out.

The Inner Wheel Club of Yeovil

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