Alice Wins ....


Winner of Britains Best Volunteer

Alice Pulford  founder of the Tilinanu Orphanage was  short-listed for Britain's Best Volunteer and with your help and support  she has won.

 On hearing she had won the award, Alice said:

“My sister Nina, and I, believe that to make positive and lasting change you need to take the time to work and listen to communities and build development together. The work that we are doing is not easy – and there is no quick fix. We are continuously working to generate change, and to build our support network.

We are so shocked but grateful for the acknowledgement and love that has been shown for our efforts with this award. The endless love and support from our family, friends, community, local schools and, of course, our wonderful volunteers has enabled us to contribute positive change within the lives of so many hundreds of children, adults and communities in Malawi. Our dedication to this cause is lifelong. We want to share the opportunities that we have been lucky enough to receive in our life to help others less fortunate. Our motto is: we are love, we are grass roots, we believe in positive sustainable change.”


The BIG Dinner

Inner Wheel members are being asked  to support  the Charity 500 Miles by taking part in the BIG Dinner on March 7th 2015.

The BIG dinner is a 500 miles initiative to raise £500,000 in a single night to help people with mobility difficulties in Malawi and Zambia to live independent lives. 500 miles provides artificial limbs and braces for people with disabilities of the limbs and spine.  Olivia Giles, the founder  of the charity suffered quadruple amputation when, at 36, she caught  meningococcal septicaemia. Olivia  was one of the  inspirational speakers  had  at Conference in 2012.

If your Club or you as an individual would like to  contribute towards the 500 Miles  Charity by holding some  sort of dinner or meal event  on or around the 7th of March 2015 please do so. You can find all the details on the 500 miles BIG Dinner website (Click here) . If you want to register to take part in the Event  you can but equally you can just take part and   send any donation towards the event.

Cheques to be made payable to 500 Miles and send to:

Olivia Giles, 500 miles, Box 500, 44-46 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4BF


Inner Wheel Display

In an effort to promote Inner Wheel in the local area Lynn Wood from Lutterworth Wycliffe  put together a display   and took part in a  Charity and Voluntary Action Day in Lutterworth.  At the event many different groups  displayed  how they support the local community. Lynn said that many people were interested to find out who and what  Inner Wheel was all about. 


Association Chairman Plants a Tree to Celebrate our 90 Years

Several members from the Shepshed club visited the National Memorial Arboretum on April  6th to see Gill Rowley, Association President, plant a magnolia tree to celebrate 90 years of Inner Wheel.Gill then travelled to Telford for the start of the annual conference.


Thank You District 7


You have all played a huge part in raising money for Sightsavers which was the Association Overseas Charity for 2012/13.  In that one year GB&I raised £72,500.  Yes! A fantastic amount of money which will enable Sightsavers to eliminate two neglected blinding tropical diseases throughout 24 countries in Africa and Asia. 


Trish Douglas 



Above Trish Douglas,  Overseas Service Committee Chairman , hands over the final cheque to Lauren Lloyd the Community Organisations Executive from SlightSavers. 


For more information regarding the work of Sightsavers visit

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