Inner Wheel Club of Westbury

Meet at The Royal Oak, Corsley, BA12 7PR at 12.00

on the 1st Thursday of the month

No meeting in August and January.

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Linda Eaglesham



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Julie Street was busy, first she organised a lovely Christmas Tree in the All Saints Church festival and then a stall at the Westbury Christmas Fair where the Christmas items for sale were mainly made by Inner Wheel members. There was also a raffle for a food hamper and a "Name the Snowman" competition, the snowman was knitted by Jackie Pike. All the

money raised on the stall will be donated to local charities.

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We decided to set up a monthly book club with members taking it in turns to choose the book to be read. Meetings will take place, for coffee, in a local pub. Here are a few of the group posing at the first meeting in one of

our 'locals'!

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Enjoying 'Much Ado About Nothing' at the stunning Heywood House Open Air Theatre, set in an old Coach Pit and being used as an open air theatre for the first  time.

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Tea at an impromptu meeting when 20 Backpacks for the Mary's Meals charity were gathered together ready for collection by the courier.

The Backpacks had all been labelled to indicate whether suitable for a boy or girl and for what age.

Recently we have been invited to join with Rotary for two garden


We have managed to support a number of different causes during the pandemic. including The Butterfly Tree Charity, for Malaria, Diabetes UK, School in a Bag, Julia's House, Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Westbury Infants School. Just recently we made a donation, in memory of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, to the charity Book Aid International of which he was Patron for 55 years and who took a great interest in helping to get books to the most distant places on earth including the Research Centre at the North Pole.... 


 and of course, lots of knitting, sewing etc etc etc

Our usual joint Christmas party with Rotary obviously couldn't take place this

year. Rotary were due to provide the entertainment this time so they organised a Zoom 'get together'.... The entertainment consisted of a sketch based on the 'Seven

Dwarfs' followed by a short quiz and Carol singing.

Our last Zoom meeting of the year consisted of a Christmas quiz when we all wore

Christmas hats and had glasses of wine to hand and it was a lovely and most enjoyable end a very strange year.

We plan to continue to provide our monthly cakes for the Memory Cafe in Westbury once they reopen.

Julie continues to help out at the Crosspoint food bank in Westbury and says they are very busy especially when the children are all home from school.

The photo shows the well stocked shelves there and we hope they continue to receive

donations for this very good cause.  Marjorie took many knitted items to Crosspoint, including teddies, cardigans and hats to be distributed to families for Christmas. These had been knitted by members for the International Service but it was decided to donate them locally this year.

Our fortnightly Zoom meetings are continuing this year as one way to keep in touch with each other as well as e-mails and phone calls.