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Inner Wheel District 8


Latest News

June 2022


On Saturday 4th.June Watton Inner Wheel Club  “Crowned” the towns children for the Queen’s Jubilee  at the towns Platinum Picnic.

(The parents were happy to have the children’s photos taken)


Thetford Inner Wheel held a Jubilee Lunch and raised over £600 for Charity.  Coronation chicken was of course served! and past District Chairman Jenny Childerhouse approved!

May 2022

District International Service Rally

The Rally took place in Ely, organised by District 8 International Service Chairman Pauline Lancaster and hosted by Ely club. Pauline Lancaster welcomed Association International Service Chairman Pam Boyes, District Chairman Coral Campbell, Speaker Dr. Heather Roberts, InnerWheel members, Rotarians and Guests. There were stalls selling jewellery, scarves and bags, Tombola, and Competition and Game stall. The Speaker was Dr Heather Roberts from Nottingham giving a presentation on the work of National Police Aid Convoys., this year’s District International Charity. A delicious Buffet was served. It was an enjoyable and successful event raising approx. £580 for N.P.A.C


May 25th.


District 8 Executive Committee  2019-2022,  at their final Executive Committee Meeting of the Inner Wheel Year.

L to R...Pauline Lancaster,  Deidre Rothwell, Linda Fellas, Coral Campbell,  Maria Rayner, Gillian Smith, Heather Hewson

Kneeling..Hilary Farrel, Deidre Griffin

Birthday Supper - Friday 13th May

Watton President Pauline with District Chairman Coral Campbell

Candle lighters from left to right. Stella Leonard, Linda Thomas, Maureen Hart, Fran Parker

Part of the happy gathering at the Birthday Supper

At their May meeting Thetford club had an excellent presentation from WiSH Charity which is the fundraising section of the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St. Edmunds

Manning the Water Station at Felixstowe Rotary Club’s usual Bank holiday Monday Fun Run. Over 500 runners kept us busy

April 2022


At this week’s meeting our member Audrey presented us all with an Easter egg hidden in a little knitted bunny....what a thoughtful surprise.

Charity Walk

Deirdre Griffin (I.P.D.C). Woodbridge

It was chilly but bright when we met on Saffron Walden Common to commence our walk. Association President Betty joined us with her husband David and Travelling Ted!
Inner Wheelers, Rotarians, family and friends joined us during a 2 hour period to pay £5 to walk a circuit of the Common for the Stroke Association. We have so far raised upwards of £300 with more promised.
The photo shows those who arrived early, raring to go!


Saffron Walden

March 2022


At the club’s last meeting on Wed. 23rd.March,  Cadbury’s Creme Eggs  with knitted covers were on sale. The funds raised are going to E.AC.H ( East Anglian Children’s Hospices ) which is President Julia Smith’s Charity choice for her year

District Committee Meeting

On the 16th.March the D.C.M took place at Honington and Sapiston Village Hall.  It was a well attended interesting meeting with lots of business and voting to get through . It was excellently chaired by Coral Campbell District Chairman.   Karl Koppack from British Heart Foundation joined us for lunch and gave us an informative and personal account of the work of B.H.F.  I’m sure that at the end of Coral’s Year they will receive a large cheque for their Research Funds.  In the meantime Karl was delighted by passing a collecting tin around our tables and receiving just over £200

February 2022


On 23rd. Feb. Ely held their 73rd. Charter Night at Ely Golf Club. Vice Chairman Mary Rone welcomed everyone. We were pleased that District Chairman Coral Campbell attended and brought greetings. The Candle Lighting Ceremony took place and good food and good company was enjoyed by all. Jenny Axford was a very capable M.C. for the evening. Vice Chairman Mary presented a cheque for £600 (with more to come) to our Guest Speaker Tina Burdett from E.A.C.H. This was the Charity chosen by Ely President Julia Smith for her year in office


Thetford members have been busy collecting goods for Joy/Roy and Children’s  Bags

(27 bags) to be delivered by National Police Aid Convoys.

Nine members met for a short walk along Felixstowe Prom.....followed by coffee or hot chocolate sitting in the sunshine. This could become a regular event , fortnightly between club meetings

January 2022

A lovely picture of one of the Salvation Army members receiving a donation from Thetford Inner Wheel to help with all the good work they do in Thetford.


Gillian and Jennie delivering food parcels to Felixstowe Salvation Army for Inner Wheel Day.


Marian de Bass.....two of us in Thetford club have made about 70 masks already and hope to send more for inclusion in School in a Bag Charity.  Much of the material for the masks was donated by Gt. Yarmouth Inner Wheel.

Zoom Meeting: Deidre Griffin with Club Presidents