Inner Wheel Club eyes are on Ashgate Hospice’s anniversary appeal

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The Inner Wheel Club of Chesterfield held their business meeting on January 4.

Prospective member June Hyman and Melissa, grandaughter of past president Joan Doody, were both guests along with Joanne Edwards from the Hospice. Joanne gave us an update of the hospice informing the club of the struggle they had last year due to lack of legacies, but this year funds have improved helped by public awareness and support. £2.8 million is the target for this year hopefully reaching £3 million next year. The hospice is holding a massive 25-year celebration at the Crooked Spire on October 2, all welcome. Joanne informed the club that the public is welcome at the hospice to look around and have a cup of tea. She thanked the club’s members for all their support and donations.

The meeting continued discussing future membership which members hope to broaden to include like-minded ladies willing to give their time and help towards members’ chosen charities

President Adrienne thanked members for their help this year including coffee mornings, the Extravaganza at St Thomas’ Church and the club’s Christmas collection at Morrisons, Staveley, for which members would like to thank the public at this store for their generous donations, all of which helped towards much needed money for various charities. Special thanks also to the Rotarians who arranged this collection for the club and gave lots of help on the day.

The Rose Bowl this month was taken to one of the members who was not able to be present at our meeting.

The next meeting is on Friday, February 1, which will be the club’s overseas meeting.