International Service


District 22 International Service
One of the objectives of Inner Wheel is to foster international understanding. Information passed on from previous District International Service Committee Chairmen (DISCC) states “The aims and functions of International Service are to gain a sympathetic understanding of the needs and hopes of the peoples of the world by giving friendship and service in all possible ways and so create a mutual feeling of goodwill.“

A massive undertaking, which we can in part achieve by supporting registered charities that help those in need around the world. Clubs throughout the District have their own chosen International charities, making monetary donations and donations of goods – such as baby bundles to NPAC  Christmas shoeboxes and knitted goods to Children in Distress, stamps to raise funds for The Leprosy Mission, SPANA or InterCare, ring pulls from drinks cans to help enable the work of the Purple Community Fund.

Inter Care

This year the District International Charity is InterCare and a very informative presentation by one of their volunteers at the District International Rally gave us some understanding of the health needs of the communities in Africa that they serve.
InterCare appreciate the donation of specific goods, (Please click here to see the list) to be sent out to Africa or to raise funds to buy the necessary medications to send or to pay for the transportation of goods to the places where they are desperately needed. If any clubs have items that are wanted by InterCare and are not sure how to deliver them to the Charity please contact the Area rep on the District International Committee or the DISCC.
This applies to any goods that a club feels would benefit those in need overseas. If you are not sure where to send things please contact a member of the District International Service Team who are:
North Area Committee Member for Bolsover, Chesterfield, Chesterfield Scarsdale, Clay Cross, Dronfield, Retford, Sherwood Forest, Warsop, West Ashfield – Maureen Tunney of the West Ashfield Club
South Area Committee Member for Beeston, Carlton, Hucknall, Keyworth and Ruddington, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Mansfield, Ravenshead, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Wollaton Park – Rosie Bolton of the Carlton Club
West Area Committee Member for Alfreton, Ashbourne, Church Wilne, Heanor, Long Eaton, Matlock, Melbourne, Swadlincote – Isabel Hopkins of the Alfreton Club
DISCC –Stella Taylor of the Wollaton Park Club

The Association International Project is 'Working Together to Prevent Malaria'
Inner Wheel working with Medical Aid Films and The Butterfly Tree to end Malaria. Both these charities have websites that are worth looking at for further information, which is also available on the Association Website Intl. Service Projects page, (www.innerwheel.co.uk/international-service-projects/malaria-prevention-projec.html). Apparently a child dies of malaria every two minutes and half the world's population could be at risk from malaria. Together with the two charities Inner Wheel could help to make a difference to the lives of many people.  Together We Can!