Inner Wheel District 6 Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland An Active Organisation for Active Women!
Inner Wheel District 6Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in Great Britain and IrelandAn Active Organisation for Active Women!

Stratford upon Avon                  Latest News and Events

Backstage at the BBC studios in Birmingham! Members enjoyed an informative and entertaining tour and admired the 'red sofa' used for news presentations. 

Be very afraid - Stratford members put on a 'Spooky Supper' to raise money for the international charities we are supporting.

Members enjoyed a fascinating visit to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Breeding Centre. Unfortunately they wouldn't let us take any puppies home with us!

President Rita had a busy end to her IW year with cheque presentations to the Shakespeare Hospice and to Lifespace, a young person's mentoring charity. Her last role was to induct a new member before handing over to incoming President, Barbara Abrey.

Some welcome tea and home made cake after a visit to a lovely local garden on a very damp Summer's day!

We have had a busy Spring with a number of events going on.  We were delighted to welcome over 80 guests to our fundraising Fashion Show at the Doubletree by Hilton Stratford upon Avon with clothes provided by Gemini Woman. 

The following weekend we worked hard to support the Rotary Stratford Mrathon, we felt as though we had run several ourselves by the time we had seved all the runners!

Our May speaker was Sue Jordan, a Trustee with the Military Wives Choirs Foundation. It was fascinating to hear about their history and future plans for the choirs.

Stratford members and guests enjoyed their 72nd Fellowship Lunch at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel recently. The speaker, Frances Benton, talked entertainingly about her 'passion for pearls', and bought many examples with her. All proceeds from items sold go to support a school for children with autism in Scotland.

Lots of focus on international charities at the beginning of the year with a very successful Hunger Lunch followed by a Club Meeting where the speakers were the Ingrams from the Chinthowa Development Trust. Their talk regarding how they had set up their charity and the difference it was making was truly inspirational. The Cub was able to pass on a large number of knitted items.

Stratford President Rita with members of her family took on the fstest zipwire in the world over the North Wales quarries. Reaching speeds over over 100mph it was an opportunity to fund raise for the charities supported by the Club this year, the Shakespeare Hospice and Lifespace Trust.

Our IIW 3-year Social Project in this country is Period Poverty - Dignity for Women and Girls. We are working closely with charities, schools, women's refuges,  and supermarkets to highight the issues.

District Chairman Claire has selected The Women’s Refuge and Breast Cancer Haven as her charities.

The District 6 International Charity is the Lemon Tree Trusttransforming refugee camps, one garden at a time.

The National President, Enid Law, has chosen Riding for the Disabled for her charity.

The International President, Phyllis Charter, has chosen 'Together We Can' as her theme.

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