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

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


INTERNATIONAL SERVICE


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 will be held on Thursday 24th May 2018 in Benson Parish Hall to raise additional funds. This will be a great opportunity to listen to a speaker from the charity, who will give a presentation about the work being done .


For further information about Toilet Twinning please see their website:


https://www.toilettwinning.org/

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                                         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!










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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 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: http://www.bekind.org.uk/