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.“ This is 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

Last year the District International Charity was InterCare and a very informative presentation by one of their volunteers at the District International Rally 2019 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) Goods are sent out to Africa or are used to raise funds to buy the necessary medications to send, or to pay for the transportation costs of sending goods where they are desperately needed. In July of this year InterCare sent a container to Malawi with donated medical supplies, including PPE, worth £127,000. (Please click here for the latest information from InterCare)

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, via any International Charity. (Charities accepting donations August 2020)

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 – Lynda Wallace from the Chesterfield Scarsdale Club.

South Area Committee Member for Beeston, Carlton, Hucknall, Keyworth and Ruddington, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Mansfield, Ravenshead, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Wollaton Park – Margaret Curtis from the Beeston Club.

West Area Committee Member for Alfreton, 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.

This year our District International Charity is The Butterfly Tree and we had Jane Kaye-Bailey, the founder of the charity, as our guest speaker at the District International Rally on October 20th 2020. We also had a zoom Quiz on Thursday 24th September to raise funds for The Butterfly Tree and Shamim Govani AISCC requested that members donate a penny to the Malaria Project every time they boil a kettle over the current Inner Wheel Year.

Please click on the picture below to open a copy of this years Annual Report from The Butterfly Tree.

Annual Report