GRASSROOTS: Inner Wheel to roll out knitted poppies

President Julie Marshall with members and knitted poppies

President Julie Marshall with members and knitted poppies

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Clay Cross Inner Wheel president Julie Marshall welcomed members to the October meeting. She reported on the enjoyable Macmillan coffee morning held at Temple Normanton Church when £417 was raised. She thanked members who had knitted poppies for the British Legion Poppy Appeal to be sold in Remembrance of the soldiers killed in the First World War.

. Secretary Shirley Mountain dealt with the Correspondence. Treasurer Joan Hodgson gave her report and Overseas Service Organiser Pam Ward reported that at the Overseas Evening at Temple Normanton Church , 12 Baby Bundles and 30 Roy, Joy and Toy Bags were packed which will be dispatched to countries in need.. The evening was completed with a most interesting talk given by member Margaret Sheik about her time at Leeds General Nurses Training School as a young girl away from home.The training was hard work ,the Matron very strict but the results were so worth while. Margaret went on to have an excellent career in nursing. Sonia Worthy thanked Margaret for a fascinating talk about the way things were!