Westgate & Birchington Inner Wheel Update

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On World Inner Wheel Day, we held a 70’s night to raise money for our charity, ‘The Minnis Community Hub’.

Members were encouraged to dress for the part, and there was a prize for the best costume! As you can see Christine (on the right in the first picture!) really dressed to impress and carried off the prize. Fish and Chips, from the Fishbone Grill, were served followed by traditional 70’s desserts, trifle and ‘Angel Delight’. Our ‘disco’ was kindly organised by Lester, Wendy’s husband, and we enjoyed dancing to the well-remembered hits of the 70’s! How come we can remember all the words of our favourite songs from the era and yet cannot remember why we went upstairs?

At our February Meeting, we were pleased to vote for our new committee members. Jacquie Agnew will be our new President in July, and there will be two more new people on the committee. We were also delighted to induct Sandra Reed into our membership. She is the fifth new member to be inducted this IW year.

Jacquie bravely hosted a CAMEO (Come And Meet Each Other) at her new home, (two doors up from her previous home!) only 2 weeks after moving in February. We had a really good turnout with several people bringing guests. Jacquie had to rush out to borrow more chairs from a neighbour! Thank you, Jacquie, for a very successful morning, raising over £40 for the ‘Minnis Hub’!

We meet on the third Thursday of the month for a two course meal at St Augustine’s in Westgate. At our next meeting on 21st March we are looking forward to hearing a speaker from ‘Blood Runners’. Charlie Brightling is the current President of Westgate & Birchington Rotary Club, and is a volunteer rider for ‘Blood Runners’.

Inner Wheel is one of the largest women’s voluntary service organisation in the world. The objects of Inner Wheel are to promote true friendship, to encourage the ideals of personal service and to foster International understanding. Any like-minded lady who would like to be involved in ‘fun, friendship and fund-raising’ would be warmly welcomed at any of our meetings. If you would like to know more please contact Janet on 01843 841043.

The picture shows some of the ladies dressed up in 70’s gear with the prize winner, Christine March, on the right!


Thank you for your attention.


Hazel Hedges (Club Publicity Officer)