Inner Wheel Club of Yeovil

Chartered 2nd December 1937

Meet at the Quicksilver Mail, BA20 2RG

on the 4th Wednesday of the month

at 13.00hrs until April when it changes to @ 18.00hrs 

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Pauline Bland
President
2021-2022

Yeovil Inner Wheel Club members support Ukraine

Club members Barbara, Carol, Lesley, Val and Shirley helped pack medical and other specifically requested items ready for transport to Poland.  Working with Inner Wheel members from other District 20 clubs and alongside Rotary, it has been a wonderful example of Inner Wheel and Rotary working together on such a worthwhile cause.  The lorry left for Poland with press and TV there to record the event.  Having now arrived in Poland, deliveries to Ukraine will be organised by Rotary in Poland.

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Two loads being sent off - (Above) School in a Bag with masks which will go in the schoolbags for the Afghan children in the UK and a load being prepared for Ukranian children and (below) 25 Shoe boxes on their way via the Rotary Shoebox Scheme to the warehouse in Oldham for onward transmission.

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Yeovil Club members celebrated World Inner Wheel Day, January 10th, with a knit and natter morning knitting blanket squares  and, following a request from Luke Simon, a start was made on masks to go in the School in a Bag schoolbags for the Afghan children now in the UK. 

 

Luke Simon is delighted that Inner Wheel clubs throughout UK are supporting School in a Bag with this initiative.  The first schoolbags have already been sent to councils and bridging hotels around the country that are supporting the Afghan families.  The first beneficiary children have been delighted to receive them, which to quote Luke “is wonderful”.

 

Pens were sold in support of The Butterfly Tree charity, which aims to eradicate malaria in Zambia.  And we brought shoe boxes we had filled for the Rotary Shoebox Scheme for disadvantaged children and families in Eastern Europe.

 

 

Yeovil Club’s fundraiser with a difference, a Barn Dance in support of Yeovil District Hospital Breast Cancer Appeal which was great Fun!

And of course, there were some stalls there too!

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Members have enjoyed a delightful visit to Mapperton House and Gardens and  baking for and running the Ever Popular Cake tent at School in a Bag’s new Annual BagYard event.

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Our first fundraiser since the start of the pandemic!!!  A coffee morning in aid of Yeovil Hospital Charity Breast Cancer Appeal and other Inner Wheel charities at West Coker Village Hall.  Our new President Pauline is a member of the Hospital fundraising team.  

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The sun shone for our latest tea party. Thanks to Heather for a delicious tea and hospitality. We are now looking forward to our coffee morning next week, our first event since Covid.

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Some lovely masks made by Yeovil Inner Wheel Club's International Service Organiser, Heather to go in School in a Bag's hygiene packs now included in the charity's school bags for disadvantaged children worldwide.

Inner Wheel members throughout GB&I have responded enthusiastically to the charity's request for masks. Our members obviously have a never ending supply of pretty material!! And the water bottle in each schoolbag contains a Life Straw to filter water. A wonderful response by School in a Bag to the pandemic.