On Friday the 1st September, the Inner Wheel Club of Retford held a Strawberry Tea to raise funds for a most worthwhile charity. The event was hosted in their garden, by local strawberry farmers, Marion and Alec Tasker of North Wheatley, who kindly provided the strawberries on the day. The idea was the work of our club’s International Officer, Carol Lawrenson, ably assisted by our secretary Lesley Sumner. The Charity which had caught Carol’s attention was the Roll Out the Barrel Trust.
Our District Chairman, Vera Dilks, was presented with a certificate to mark Inner Wheel’s 25 Year support of NPAC before the Lunch began and an address was made by Tom Jackson, a trustee of Water For Kids, which is Marion’s Charity next year. The raffle was run by Retford and made a good contribution to the funds as did the Name the Dog Game organised by Marion’s grand daughter and a Heads and Tails Game. The event raised a good amount for NPAC and it was a very pleasant and successful day and thankf
On Saturday 1st June over 160 people arrived to a colourful array of gazebos festooned with bunting and brightly patterned table cloths, some dressed in costume, ready to enjoy a menu of international food. Marion was very grateful to the people who prepared the food with dishes from South Africa, the Caribbean, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Greece, India and the USA. You could choose up to four different dishes and then the meal was rounded off with North Wheatley strawberries and local Icecream. Everything was d
Members of the District team and of the Inner Wheel Club of Retford, rallied behind their International Services Committee Chairman, Marion Tasker for a very special event held at Marion’s home, Westmor Farm. It was an International Lunch to raise funds for NPAC, the National Police Aid Conveys. This Charity had its beginnings in Nottinghamshire and has now spread to National status. The Lunch was to recognise the forty years Service the volunteers have given to load containers and transport them with
he Swimathon run By Retford Rotary Club took place on Saturday 9th March. The Inner Wheel team were raising money for the Motor Neurone Charity. The whole event had about 250 swimmers taking part. The event began at 1.00pm until 7.30pm. Each person swam for thirteen minutes, with an age range of 7 to 72. It was a great occasion and raised a very large amount for many different charities. The Rotary charities this year were Riding for the Disabled and the Cancer Support Suite at Doncaster R.I. Each team se