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It has been a good year for the Inner Wheel Club of Chelwood Bridge

Linda and Sam DSCF0023It has been a good year for the Inner Wheel Club of Chelwood Bridge’s mother and daughter team Linda Quinn and Sam Jordan. Linda has enjoyed her year as South West District Chairman, while her daughter, Sam also enjoyed her year as the club’s President.

Sam began her year rowing for her chosen charity the Great Western Air Ambulance (GWAA). She was rowing 1k for each time this charity had flown the previous year ( 1,671 times) and was hoping to raise £1 for each kilometre rowed. After raising a whopping £1,750 with a 50s/60s night, she raised a further £3,000, thanks to sponsorship by her family, friends, and colleagues at work as she rowed her way to success.

Linda and Sam before ralleyDSCF0419Meanwhile, Linda had chosen the Theodora Trust as her charity. Together with her knitted clown mascot, Clifford, she helped promote the Trust, raising lots of money for this charity, which provides Giggle Doctors , who visit children in hospital and make them smile.. Clifford even had his own newsletter, showing his adventures during his year of fun. Besides her amazing Rally, held at Aldwick Court, everyone enjoyed Linda’s Big Top event, with its special guest Giggle Doctor I Spy, with many members getting in to the spirit and dressing as clowns..

DSCF2869The club’s new President is Anne Parker from Farmborough is not averse to fundraising after holding a coffee morning at her house for MacMillan Nurses. She has chosen the Friends of Young Carers (Bath and North East Somerset) as her charity for the year. Anne says she is feeling a bit apprehensive , but on the whole is looking forward to the coming year. She said: “ I hope that we will enjoy social events and also help to raise awareness of Inner Wheel by supporting the community in what ever way we can.”

Ros Anstey

Last Night of the Proms

Chelwood Rotary and Inner Wheel Clubs organised a Proms concert at Writhlington School on Saturday 6th June featuring Keynsham Orchestra and Stella Cadente, a choir comprising regular members of the London Philharmonic Choir. The evening was a great success with a very balanced programme of classical pieces and of course the tradition Last Night of the Proms favourites with over 200 promenaders joining in the singing and with union jacks being waved frantically. The event, organised by Rob Taylor, was held for the benefit of Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance and local children’s charity, Wizzybugs which is based in Bath. Final proceeds will be in the region of £4,000 which will be evenly divided between the two charities.  Big thank you to all who contributed.


Inner Wheel 50/60’s Night

A really great evening

Saturday evening was a huge success, the music was fabulous, the hall looked terrific and the atmosphere was great. Best of all you will be delighted to hear that £1,510 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust was raised including donations of £175 for Siobhan’s airways vest. 

My sincere and heartfelt thanks go to Jacky for organising such a terrific evening, also Ray for organising the bar, and everyone else who helped to set up and clear away on the day, without you the evening could not have happened.      Mary.


Chelwood Bridge Inner Wheel 50/60 night.

g1On Saturday 24th January, the Inner Wheel Club of Chelwood Bridge held a 50s & 60s Night at Conygre Hall, Timsbury in aid of President Sam Jordan’s Charity of the Year, Great Western Air Ambulance.  With warm snacks from the Inner Wheel ladies, and a well stocked bar run by the Rotary Club of Chelwood Bridge, it was an evening of fun, laughter and a lot of dancing from Andy Max, singing and playing his double bass with his father, DJing assisting in the intervals. A large number of the guests arrived in various different outfits from the era, with an abundance of pink ladies, black wigs and even a group of potato heads!  The dance floor filled minutes after the music started and stayed that way all jimevening.  At the interval Jim ran his usual game of “reverse bingo” which had a lot of people confused and  created win2 a lot of hilarity, the eventual winner walking away with £150!  Bath Party Shop also gave away a £25 gift voucher for the best dressed competition, which was won by Lauran Hurst and Alana Sandall who both looked amazing in their 50s style dress. 

Sam hopes that everyone had a great time and is sure that they raised a fantastic sum for the Great Western Air Ambulance. A big thank you to the organisers and helpers who gave us a brilliant evening.

Chelwood Bridge Inner Wheel Celebrates it’s Fourth Year

 The Inner Wheel Club of Chelwood Bridge recently celebrated its fourth year of being chartered (when they were set up) at a special evening held at Cameley Lodge, near Temple Cloud.


Inner Wheel District Chairman Rita Joliffe was the club’s main guest, and members were joined by their husbands, and guests,  to celebrate its fourth year. Wizzy Bear was also a special guest and sat in pride of place at the welcoming table.

Wizzy Bear is promoting the Wizzybug special mobility cars for children who cannot get around any other way. The Wizzybug  has been developed and made in Bath by the Institute of Medical Engineering ( BIME) based at the RUH in Bath, and has been designed to resemble the toy cars which toddlers love.

All the Inner Wheel Clubs in District 20 are working together this year to raise sufficient money to purchase one or more WizzyBugs. This fundraising project, aptly called The Wheels Project, is for all Inner Wheel Clubs and Districts to fund ‘Wheels’ to help the disadvantaged, and has been adopted by the District chairman as a worthy cause for all 27 clubs in District 20.

After the dinner, an iDSCF8115 copynteresting presentation was given by Tim Hooper, who talked about his life as an extra for BBC, illustrating his talk with a collection of photographs, many of them featuring well known actors from screen and television.