Valentines' Evening 2007
were guests at the Valentines' Evening Supper at Paxhill Park on 14
During the evening members entertained the diners to selected readings of
verse appropriate for the occasion.
(Barbara Wykes, Mella Hopkins and
Ruse pictured below).
Afterwards there was a quiz, won by Moira Kinnear's
team. Their moment of victory after a tie-break went unrecorded sadly, but we
can see the booby-prize winners, not named here to protect the innocent. And
bottom right: President Rosemary Hands flanked by President Alex Mackenzie
President-elect Richard Hands.
Motor Neurone Charity
The Club engaged the
international mime artist Nola Rae in a
presentation entitled Elizabeth's Last Stand at Clair Hall Haywards Heath on
Sunday evening 4 March 2007 to raise funds for President Rosemary Hands's
Charity of the Year, the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Special guest Natasha Kaplinsky, BBC newsreader, dancer, and
local girl from Barcombe, drew the raffle during the interval and was perhaps
major attraction for many of the Rotarians lending Inner Wheel their support
for the evening.
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Murder Mystery Evening
The Wivelsfield Village Hall
was filled with members and guests on Saturday 23 November 2007 for a fun
& fund-raising evening.
Members of the audience
followed action on stage looking for clues to work out the identity of Miss
Black's killer. After home-cooked supper and some close questioning of the
characters in the play the villain was unmasked. As well as providing a novel
evening's entertainment, the event raised £1700 for the President's
charity Kangaroos. Well done!
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President's Charity for the year 2007/08: The
The Club was
again allocated a tree at the Cuckfield Christmas Tree Festival. Sue Landauer
and her team made Kangaroo decorations and the tree was on show
Cuckfield church on the weekend of 8/9 December 2007.The theme this year was
Jumping for Joy.
The Kangaroos is a charity for out of school actvities
for children with disabilities or special needs. They meet at the Holy
Primary School in Cuckfield on Saturdays and during school holidays
Kangaroos has been running out of school activities
children with moderate and severe learning difficulties since January 1994.
They organise appropriate, stimulating activities in a safe and happy
environment where children aged 5 18 years can interact with their
Saturday Clubs meet in the afternoon at Holy Trinity
School, Cuckfield. Breakaway Club runs three times a month at The Yews,
Playschemes are run each holiday and half term break when the children have the
opportunity to go out on trips as well as enjoying in-house
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Marathon: Inner Wheel gets involved
District Chairman visits her
guest at the Club's meeting in September 2008 was District Chairman Valerie
Clapp, a member and Past President of the Cuckfield & Lindfield
During the meeting Valerie addressed the Club and
Chairman's message. Mary Gratwick gave the vote of thanks and President Norma
then gave Valerie a small gift wrapped box with the message Think
The Memory Walk
Members of the Club completed their own memory walk in aid of The Alzheimer
Society. Inner Wheel Association President Myrtle Buchanan had chosen this as
her charity for the year and asked members if they would consider doing a
to raise funds for this very worthwhile charity.
above are some of the Club walkers (supported you'll notice by a few
Rotarians), and (centre) walk organiser Diane Martin, President Norma
Jarvis and District Chairman Valerie Clapp.
full house at the
Wivelsfield Village Hall on 27 March 2009 helped the Club raise more funds
the President's charity this year, Sussex Air Ambulance. Entertainment was
provided by the Campbell Singers from Lancing, but only after a
dedicated group of Club members had put on an excellent
District Rally at
District 25 Lunch and Rally took place on
Wednesday 20 May at the Norfolk Pavilion, Ardingly Showground. In the
there was a Service of Dedication at All Saints' Church in Lindfield
by The Reverend Canon James Clarke.
right) Principal guests Myrtle Buchanan, President of the Association of
Inner Wheel Clubs
in Great Britain & Ireland (right), and Pat Evans, Governor of
1250 (left) together with the District 25 Chairman, Cuckfield
& Lindfield's Valerie Clapp..
Cheque Presentation to
Sussex Air Ambulance
On Friday 26
Norma Jarvis and Vice-president Sue Sumpter along with Carole Sharp and
Grundon from the Fund Raising committee went to the Sussex Ambulance base at
As they approached they saw the air
ambulance take off. Delaine Sherman welcomed the party and said that the crew
had been directed to Brighton but that they might not be needed. Fortunately
they were not required at the incident so they returned to the base whilst
visitors were enjoying coffee.
Norma was then able to
present the fund raising cheque to the crew Peter the pilot, Scott the
doctor and Gary the paramedic. After a photo shoot they were able to look at
the helicopter and Gary explained the workings of the life saving equipment.
They thanked Delaine for her hospitality and left the airfield, Norma's last
duty as President completed.
New President takes
President Julia Vokes
presents a thank-you gift to Immediate Past President Sue Sumpter at the June
2010 Club meeting. Following the exchange of gifts Julia
said It is an honour and privilege to serve as President and I hope to
build upon Sues hard work and maintain the ethos of fun and friendship
that characterises our Club.
On 10 August Julia was
guest of the Rotary Club of Cuckfield & Lindfield at its Tuesday meeting
when David Limes talked about his exploits cruising round the
Pictures: (left) Rotary President greets the Inner Wheel
President at the Bent Arms, and (above) Julia bringing Rotarians
greetings from the Inner Wheel Club of Cuckfield &
Mayor's Parade 2010
The Inner Wheel team
prepares to march
on Saturday 16 October in the
Independent State of
Cuckfield Mayor's Parade
they are along with Alan Hancock's old Rolls
Christmas Trees in Cuckfield
The Inner Wheel tree in the Christmas
Festival in Holy Trinity Church Cuckfield
The theme was Caring, Sharing, Supporting
to promote St Peter
& St James Hospice
On 6 May 2011 members visited
Ridgeview Wine Makers at Ditchling, where they enjoyed sampling the wines,
not much business was done
Quiz Night & Village
20 May 2011
is the winning
team at the Inner Wheel Quiz Night, in aid of St. Peter & St James
President Julia's team won! Joining the team is Quiz Master David
Then on 5
June it was
Lindfield Village day when Club members raised the banner and sold home-baked
cakes, again in aid of St. Peter & St. James
Lindfield Village Day
As usual the Inner Wheel Club of
Cuckfield & Lindfield
played their part in the grand parade through the centre of Lindfield to kick
off the celebrations of Village Day on 2 June 2012.
share in the celebration this year of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee they
union jacks and were gloriously bedecked in red, white and
Lindfield Village Day
Another sunny day, this time in 2013, with another strong
turnout by the Inner Wheel stalwarts
The President's Charity
2013/14: Lupus UK
Wendy Sawyers presenting a cheque to
Professor Graham Hughes, Life President of Lupus UK. This charity is one of
two principal charities supported by Cuckfield & Inner Wheel this year,
the other one being
West Sussex Young Carers. The donation to Lupus UK at the moment is
£600 but it is
hoped some more cash will be available at the end of the year.
was a consultant at St Thomas's Hospital who led research into Lupus and
associated conditions over many years thereby bringing the disease to the
attention of his colleagues and raising awareness of the symptoms and their
treatment. Lupus UK is a relatively small charity helping sufferers from the
disease and funding research. The photo was taken today.
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