Sewing Scrubs, Making blankets, Baking Cakes, The Corona Crisis and Inner Wheel
The crises faced by our country in the current pandemic are numerous. Businesses are failing, unemployment is increasing , charities are in great difficulty and there are shortages of essential supplies to hospital and other care organisations.
Inner Wheel, with its usual enthusiasm, has been ready to help with the practical and financial implications of the Corona virus. Currently our members are sewing scrubs, crocheting or knitting blankets for patients undergoing therapy, baking to sustain nurses during their long, tiring and very stressful shifts and donating money that we have previously raised to the most needy.
More recently International Inner Wheel has set up a fund to provide relief to those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and to support the production of a vaccine.
During the current crisis caused there has been much publicity about the problems now faced by numerous charities who are losing their funding. Many of these charities would have faced difficulties in the past if it were not for the unending support of Inner Wheel. This support will be there again when we can resume our normal activities.
The Corona virus has brought out the best in most of our population. I would be nice to think that this will be a time of change that will continue when we are through the other side of the pandemic. So please take the opportunity to talk about Inner Wheel to others and give the women of this country a realistic way of continuing to make this country a better place by joining our well established organisation.
Ascot resident, June Martin MBE was given the prestigious Margarette Golding Award in recognition of her continual and extensive support given to the Ascot and Sunninghill community since 1962.
This award, presented by International Inner Wheel in memory of our founder, has only been given to 299 women worldwide since its inception in 2001. It is awarded for extensive service in the community, unconnected to that carried out as a member of Inner Wheel.
At the award presentation in 2016, District Chairman Linda Clarke described June as:-“An inspiration to us all. It is hard to do justice to the time, effort and resources that June has put into the local community.”