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
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
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 ToiletTwinning at the International Service Rally and Tea
For further information about Toilet Twinning please see their website:
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 GOODS
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 withstreet 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: