Warsop Inner Wheel has some amazing support from our local community.
Throughout the year as part of our International Service, under the leadership of our International Officer Sue Lunn we send out much needed baby bundles to African countries.
These bundles include such things as a crochet or knitted blanket, beautiful knitted baby coats, nappies, baby cream and much more. These are delivered via the National Police Aid Convoy (NPAC)and are so well received by the new mothers.
We send in the region of 100 bundles a year and could not do this with out our dedicated group of community knitters.
These ladies although not Inner Wheel members give us fantastic support by knitting baby items and squares for blankets all year round. Many of these ladies having been doing so for 17 years and more.
It is important to us that we thank and value our volunteers, so last Friday Sue organised our knitter’s tea.
We had 25 ladies attend including two that had come all the way from Blackpool, as people arrived there was chatter and laughter as friendships were renewed. Several of our guests were then taken out for a trip to the Welbeck garden centre by Inner Wheel members.
Returning to the Oaklands to hear Joan Green from NPAC give an update on their work overseas and how our contributions made a huge difference to the lives of the recipients.
Again, we saw team work at its best as club members sprang into action serving a fabulous afternoon tea to or guests which had all been made by the members.
As the ladies left, they all commented on how much they had enjoyed the afternoon and hoped to see us again next year.
It just makes me realise how much I love being part of Inner Wheel, all the team pulling together, we were even laughing as we washed up and cleared away. A good afternoon was had by all.
We are always looking for new knitters, if you feel you would like to help please contact us though our website or call our secretary Christine Parkin. Also do the same if you would like to find out more about Inner Wheel or coming to visit one of our club meetings.