Market Bosworth

                             Visit to Stoneywell NT property in Leics
Club Meeting Date: On the second Wednesday of the month (Except July)

Club Meeting Time: 7.30
Club Meeting Place: Market Bosworth Free Church
Number of Members: 20

About the Club:

The Club was chartered in 1980.

Market Bosworth is probably best known for the decisive battle that took place in 1485 between King Richard III and Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond. Richard died and the throne passed to Henry Tudor who was acclaimed King and thus replacing the white rose with the red rose.




President:                        Helen Buckingham

Secretary:                        Pat Lockwood

Minutes Secretary:           Liz George

Treasurer:                        Lorna Owen

International Service:      Caroline Brewster

Correspondent:               Judy Sobey


Chosen Charities: LOROS


2017/18  Programme

9th August:      An evening at Jo's                     Jo Marsh

13th Sept:       Health Care in Nepal                  Liz Alun -Jones

11th Oct:         Canine Partners                         Neil Fairbrother

8th Nov:          Helping Santa in Lapland         Aishling Marr

13th Dec:        Christmas Party                        

10th Jan:         Teddy Bears                              Janice Quinn

14th Feb         AGM

14th March      Charter Lunch                            Softley's Restaurant

11th April:        Visit of District Chair                  Jean Callaghan

9th May           Winston Churchill                       John Whitehead

13th June        Handover Garden Party             Helen Buckingham


Additional Activities

  • Charity Lunch

  • Visit to National Memorial Arboretum

  • Skittles, Indoor Bowls.

  • Walk and afternoon tea.

  • Charity Coffee Morning

  • International fund raising event

  • Inner Wheel Day- visit with cakes to local care home.

  • Help on Santa's Sleigh and at Santa Fun Run with Rotary. 


2017/18 UPDATE  From Sept 17 -Feb 18 

Our Inner Wheel year started with an evening at Jo Marsh's home. Jo had prepared a lovely buffet supper, which we all enjoyed and we caught all caught up with members' news from the summer . This was followed by a meeting where we discussed our plans for the year.  Thanks Jo.

Our talk for the month was on Health Care in Nepal, which was very interesting and thought provoking.

We started the month with a trip to the National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield, where our fifteen members started by attending a brief memorial service followed by a familiarisation briefing. Members then split up into small groups and visited various parts of the large site. After lunch we met up for a "train" ride around the many memorials. Finally we all walked together to the Inner Wheel memorial to pay our respects and have our photo taken for our village magazine.







Our chosen charity  for the year was the Rainbows Children's Hospice in Loughborough and we managed to raise £1,500 by holding a charity lunch, a sunday lunch, a tabletop sale and donations. A further £600 raised, was shared between Aim for Change (international), Marie Curie, BEAT, Autism, East Africa.


But our year involved a lot more than fund raising.

Our activities included
A mock trial run by a local magistrate,

A Garden Party,

Seasonal decoration making,

Christmas Party

A talk on rugby refereeing

A visit to a local National Trust property

A nature walk followed by afternoon tea.

Plus of course our Charter Lunch, AGM and District Chair visit.

We also challenge our local Rotary Club to an annual skittles match. We are still hoping for our first win in a few years!

We help the Rotary Club with their Annual Santa Fun Run and with their Santa's Sleigh collection.

We were devastated to lose our youngest member Katie Owen to cancer and we supported each other and her family in their grief. Katie gave the fun and we gave the fellowship so important to Inner Wheel, to support her. Katie has been sadly missed.






2012 Inner Wheel Distict 7 Market Bosworth.