Chelmer Bridge



Maggie Keen

Meeting Place & Time: Members Homes - 8pm unless there is a speaker

Meeting Dates: 1st Wednesday in month

President: Maggie Keen

Committee Members:
Secretary - Ann Brunning
Treasurer - Anne Ketley
International Service - Leda Legg
Club Correspondent  - Gill Swanson
Community & Social - Gill Swanson
Membership - Suzanne Evans



We are a small club of 13 members, three of whom are new within the last year.  This year our President is arranging a number of smaller charity events.  The first was a very successful Halloween supper.  We aim for a social event once a month, which might be a meal out, cinema trip or others as suggested by members.

Upcoming Events:

Burns Supper
Quiz evening in aid of ISO Charity, Shelterbox
Murder Mystery Evening


Period Poverty

With Period Poverty in mind, members collected and donated a number of feminine hygiene products to two local secondary schools in Great Baddow, both of which were very grateful to receive them.


Battle of the Beetles: FA Cup

Monday 29th October saw five members of Chelmer Bridge heading along the A12 to Harwich and Dovercourt, a place not normally visited by them, to meet members of Harwich and Dovercourt Inner Wheel, members they would not normally come across, to play in the first round of this year’s FA Cup. The challenge offered was a game of Beetle Drive. Amazingly, they concluded the first set of games with a draw so a decider was played with the ladies of Harwich and Dovercourt winning by one point! Chelmer Bridge, one of last year’s finalists, were disappointed not to have gone further in the competition but they had enjoyed a fun filled afternoon with lots of laughter, tea and delicious cakes at the President’s home.

Many thanks to the ladies of Harwich and Dovercourt who made us so welcome and best wishes for the next stage.


Inner Wheel at the Heart of the Community

The Inner Wheel Club of Chelmer Bridge have packed heart decorated bags full of toiletries as Emergency Kits for the local Women’s Refuge. Their President, Maggie Keen, said, “We wanted to use District Chairman Celia’s idea of the hearts and have decorated the bags plus attached another heart explaining it is a gift from Inner Wheel - at the heart of the community.