Recently we ran a coffee morning in aid of the Coventry Inner Wheel’s charities.
This year our President's chosen charities are: -
Emmaus, Coventry, who provide a home and an opportunity for homeless people to work, enabling them to regain their self-esteem and confidence; and
The Laura Centre, who offer specialist bereavement counselling to parents whose child has died and to children or young people who have been bereaved of a parent or other significant person.
It was a pleasant warm day and along with a number of friends and families from Inner Wheel and Rotary we were joined by volunteers from the National Trust. Whoever baked the cakes and biscuits did a really good job. We ran a raffle with a number of very good prizes, a beautiful flower arrangement was auctioned and there was a sales table. All of which were well supported by the people present making it a very successful day.
On Monday 3rd December during our normal monthly meeting we were wonderfully entertained by Joanna Kunda. Her singing was just incredible, it was a feast for our ears.
She told us about herself and about each of the pieces she was singing. She was accompanied by her friend Varvara Maggs.
Towards the end of her performance she told us about the Polish traditions at Christmas and sang a Polish Christmas Carol. She then encouraged us all to join her in singing Christmas Carols. She even had us singing in two-part harmony!
Joanna is the Musical Director of a local Polish Choir Senza Nome and on the 26th January 2019 they will be holding an afternoon concert at the Polish Church in Coventry to Celebrate 10 years of singing and performing together. Well worth going to see if you are in the area. http://senzanome.co.uk/
The District 6 International Charity is the Lemon Tree Trust - transforming refugee camps, one garden at a time.
The National President, Enid Law, has chosen Riding for the Disabled for her charity.