DISTRICT RALLY

The District Rally took place on 4th October at Channels Golf Club.  It was a delightful event attended by Association President Liz Thomas, Rotary District Governor Nick Sillitoe.

Seasonal Concert 2017

District 24 AGM

District 24 AGM took place at Ivy Hill Hotel in June.

Photos show District Chairman Janet with her Presidents and Executive for 2016-2017.

 

 

More photos of the evening

District 24 visit Bury St Edmunds with District 8

District 24  executive and members travelled to Bury St Edmunds for an outing with District 8.  We enjoyed a guided tour of the Cathedral followed by a light lunch.  Thank you to District 8 for organising a lovely day out and the friendship shown to our members.

 

Aga Khan Foundation

After a chance Encounter with the CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation, Nazreen, it led to Inner Wheel sponsoring a walker and a runner on 14th -16th April at Nottingham University. The event was to support a safe water project in Tajikistan. The foundation would work with100 communities to construct safe water supply systems and communal toilets . This would significantly reduce waterborne diseases and mortality to benefit 75,000 people, including children. Significantly, the project would empower women, by reducing the labour burden of collecting water, seen as their responsibility, so allowing time for income generating activities.

Our runner was Salima from Nottingham. Her total sponsored collection was around £3000.00 Our Walker was Rani from Ilford and her sponsored collection was around £500.00 Inner Wheel total contribution was £600.00.

 

Billericay Soapbox Derby

Inner Wheel District 24 were pleased to attend the Billericay Soapbox Derby.  We held a competition to guess the name of the lamb.

BETTY is the name of the Lamb.

Robin is the lucky recipient of the rather large toy lamb! CONGRATULATIONS.

Thank you to everyone who had a go and supported the work of Inner Wheel in the local community.

 

A sunny day for rose donation to RHS Hyde Hall

It was a sunny day when member of Inner Wheel District 24 met to donate roses to RHS Hyde Hall.  District Vice Chairman Celia Clark presented Robert Brett, the Curator at RHS Hyde Hall Gardens and Ian Bull, Garden Manager for the Hilltop Garden which is the original garden and encompasses the rose garden where Inner Wheel Forever will be living on Thursday 30th March at 2pm.

Roses donated to Chelmsford Central Park

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39 Pink, Perfumed, Floribunda Roses bred in Denmark and named “Inner Wheel Forever” by Princess Benedikte of Denmark at the 2015 Inner Wheel International Convention in Copenhagen, have been donated to the City of Chelmsford.

The Mayor of Chelmsford, Cllr. Patricia Hughes and Cllr. Bob Massey, Cabinet Member for Parks received the gift from Inner Wheel District Chairman Janet Larkey at the ceremonial planting on 9th March at 10.30 am in Central Park.

District Chairman Janet said “Inner Wheel members across our district have sponsored these roses often in memory of past members, family and friends in the hope that their gifts will bring pleasure to passers by whilst reminding them of the voluntary work undertaken by the members of this 93 year old Service Organisation”.

Inner Wheel is the largest Voluntary Service Organisation for Women in the world. It was founded in the UK in 1924 and is now active in over 100 countries. Each year the UK clubs contribute over 1 million pounds to charities at home and overseas and members volunteer within their local communities, giving help and support and making a difference.

Already roses are at Colchester Castle Park and Lake Meadows Billericay with a further planting taking place at RHS Hyde Hall, as well as this one in Chelmsford’s Central Park.

 

 

Royal Roses gifted to Lake Meadows, Billericay

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The Mayor of Basildon, Cllr. David Harrison and Charles Novis, Chairman of The Friends of Lake Meadows, received the gift from Inner Wheel District Chairman Janet Larkey at the ceremonial planting on 7th March at 10.30 at Lake Meadows.

District Chairman Janet said “We are delighted to be passing these roses into the care of The Friends of Lake Meadows. Inner Wheel members across our district have sponsored roses, often in memory of past members, family and friends in the hope that their gifts will bring pleasure to passers by whilst reminding them of the voluntary work undertaken by the members of this 93 year old Service Organisation”.

Inner Wheel is the world’s largest Voluntary Service Organisation for Women. It was founded in the UK in 1924 and is now active in over 100 countries. Each year the UK clubs contribute over one million pounds to charities at home and overseas and members volunteer within their local communities, giving help and support and making a difference

Already roses are at Colchester Castle Park and Chelmsford Central Park with further plantings taking place at RHS Hyde Hall.

Janet added “We are always pleased to welcome new members and our district has clubs across Essex, Havering and a little bit of Hertfordshire. Why not join us, make friends and make a difference?”

Locally there are Inner Wheel Clubs in Billericay, Basildon, Wickford, Brentwood, Rayleigh, Havering and Chelmsford To find a club near you, go to www.innerwheeldistrict24.org.uk or email info@innerwheeldistrict24.org.uk.

A Breath of Fresh Air – Step and Smile

District 24 and friends walked along Southend on Sea Pier raising awareness of Beat and Inner Wheel.  We stepped and smiled and a great time was had by all.