International Service

© Inner Wheel District 9 - 2013  Registered charity number 1025058

Inner Wheel District 9
Covering Three Counties in the UK - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

International Theme 2017/18: ‘Leave a lasting legacy’


Fostering International understanding is an important aspect of our service in Inner Wheel. Many of us will be hosting guests from overseas, hearing speakers or visiting charity projects abroad. Our service also includes providing help for those in great need, whether in developing countries or in areas which have suffered because of war or natural disaster.

 This year District 9 is supporting

    Toilet Twinning.


This charity is a water and sanitation initiative. 2.4 billion people don’t have somewhere safe and hygienic to go to the toilet. The lack of a loo makes women and girls a target for sexual attack as they go to the toilet in the open, late at night.

Sanitation projects vary, depending on the community’s unique needs. But the one thing they have in common is they are helping people access a decent toilet and clean water, as well as promoting the importance of good hygiene.                                                                                                        


                                              The District International Service committee                                                 hopes to inspire each club to organise some                                                 imaginative fundraising in the coming year                                                 towards this worthwhile charity.

Our annual International Service Rally and Tea held on 24th May 2018 in Benson Parish Hall was a great success. Members listened to an informative talk from charity representative Lesley Quirk, who told us more about how Toilet Twinning works to improve dignity, hygiene and safety for poor and vulnerable families around the world. A delicious tea was provided by the International Service Committee and proceeds from the afternoon will be added to our fundraising total for this worthwhile cause.


District International Service Chairman Annie was delighted to hand a first donation to Toilet Twinning at the International Service Rally and Tea

For further information about Toilet Twinning please see their website:



                                         GIVING SERVICE  

In February 2016 we had a District day of Service to pack items in bags for School in a Bag, the chosen charity for 2015/16. Members from all over the District came to Benson Parish Hall with a packed lunch and enjoyed the friendship and fun of working together and giving ‘hands on’ service to our chosen charity.


    Well done everyone!




Donations of spectacles and stamps are needed for other International charities.


We will continue to support the ongoing work of BEKIND, a small charity working with street children in Eastern Europe, with donations of children’s clothes, school stationery, toiletries and blankets.

Goods collected by clubs can be brought along to our District Meetings in November 2017 and March 2018 To see a full list of the goods required visit the charity website: