Inner Wheel District 6 Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland
Inner Wheel District 6Association of Inner Wheel Clubsin Great Britain and Ireland

News and Events

Atherstone's Toy Tombola was held last Saturday as part of the Dickens Day Event

After the mammoth toy wrapping morning we sold out of all our toys in 3 hours raising funds for Canine Partners.


Wendy in her car stuffed full of over 350 toys and members manning the stall on a very cold day, we had had snow early that morning but it cleared away leaving a crisp sunny but chilly afternoon. We thought we had put the toys out in number order to make finding them easier but as we got busy it was chaos, the smiles on the faces of the children as we gave out the toys was wonderful, we give a prize every time .

Decorating the Ansley church Christmas tree is next then an evening with the Rotary Club celebrating their 50th Anniversary, then I think we can put our feet up for a while!



Atherstone Inner Wheel Members running the cake stall at the Mary Ann Hospice in Nuneaton


Atherstone Inner Wheel  members at the home of a member wrapping over 350 soft toys for the Dickens Day Event on Saturday 21st November, we are raising money for Canine Partners, our President Sue's Charity this year. The work was topped off with a lovely lunch!

Atherstone IW and Rotary joined together for a South African Braai in the garden of members recently.

Great food and fellowship were the main ingredients resulting in a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Founder member Sheila Onions was recently awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the village in Fillongley.


Since moving to the village in1980 she has been heavily involved in village life, being instrumental in the development of the village hall, serving on the Local History Group as Treasurer and Chairman, founding the Fillongley Golden Years club as well as being a Parish Councillor for numerous years


Sheila says "It was an amazing surprise to receive notice of the award and I feel very honoured to have been nominated for it. I hope that I will be able to continue with my many activities for many more years to come."



Some of Atherstone Inner Wheel ladies enjoying a romantic Valentines Evening "On The Red Carpet" with their Rotarians.  A meal, chocolates and a rose - what more would we need!




The club's decorated Christmas Tree in Ansley Church in memory of John Paul

Alwynne Walton (founder President) pictured at the Lyons Melbourne Cup Day where she picked the winning horse!  Alwynne has moved to New Zealand following her husband Philip's death.  She used to always say Grace at her club meetings and in October she carried on the tradition by utilising Skype!

Wrapping 600 bottles of water and 100 bottles of wine for Rotary's "Water and Wine" stall, followed by a bring and share supper and a few classes of wine!

Club members setting up their tombola and raffle stall at the Dickens event in Atherstone in aid of their charity "First Responders"

Our President Wendy's chosen charity for this year is "First Responders" and we were given a very interesting and informative talk by Sam about her volunteer role as a First Responder

President Wendy with founder President Alwyne Walton and her daughter Kim. Alwyne will be travelling to New Zealand to live with her daughter following the death of her husband Philip a few months ago.  We will be very sad to see her go.

Beverly Attwood came to Atherstone Inner Wheel Club as a Honorary Member in 1991 and has stayed on and off since then. When the rules of membership changed, she became a full member and has taken  every position within the club.

When she moved to Nuneaton over 40 years ago she quickly became involved with Nuneaton Festival of Arts, first as a helper, then running the Speech and Drama Section and finally taking the chair for the last 20 years.

The Festival is one of the largest and most diverse in the country encouraging both old and young of varying abilities in all forms of art.

She received a Community Award from the Mayor of Nuneaton in recognition of her outstanding community work.

Atherstone Inner Wheel held a Coffee Morning recently for School in a Bag which proved to be a very successful fund-raising event.



Atherstone have had a busy time knitting teddies for School in a Bag! They were also delighted with the cheque given to the Warwickshire and Northampton Air Ambulance representative, Melanie Smith, recently.

Atherstone Coffee Morning

Association President Trish Douglas has been encouraging Clubs to hold a coffee morning or other event to raise money for her chosen charity, Parkinsons UK.

The ladies in Atherstone recently had their event and were delighted with the fund-raising they were able to do for Parkinsons UK.



The Christmas tree in Ansley Church, decorated by members of Atherstone Inner Wheel Club


President Sue showing her expertise at Glass Blowing at our Christmas meal



Club members and Rotarians watching the glass blowing demonstration

Wishing everyone all the very best for the festive season and the New Year

Did you know...... it only takes 10 to 12 women to form a Club - and then YOU could help change the World! Go to the Membership Page for more information.

Don't forget to check the What's New page for the latest updates!

District Chairman Pamela has selected Burnaid and Dogs for Good as her Charities for the year.

The District 6 International Charity is Bees Abroad.

The National President, Liz Thomas, has chosen Children's Hospices for her charity.

The International President, Dr Kapila,
has chosen 'Leave a Lasting Legacy' as her theme.

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