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Inner Wheel Club of Elgin members back round table after lockdowns

By Lorna Thompson

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MEMBERS of the Inner Wheel Club of Elgin were finally able to meet face to face last month after a year-and-a-half of Zoom meetings.

They met at Elgin Golf Club on Tuesday, September 21, which was their first in-person meeting since February last year.

President Pam Sutherland opened proceedings, welcoming members to the first meeting of the new season.

The president reported that considerable work had been ongoing in the background throughout the pandemic lockdowns.

The Inner Wheel has continued to support charities with financial donations.

Members have also continued to collect items such as stamps, glasses and bras to benefit various charities.

Inner Wheel Club of Elgin members at their first face-to-face meeting since February 2020.
Inner Wheel Club of Elgin members at their first face-to-face meeting since February 2020.

The glasses benefit international charity Sightsavers, which works to prevent avoidable blindness, supports equality for people with disabilities and advocates for change.

The stamps go to the Church of Scotland for its charities. This year the Stamp Project proceeds will benefit the Women’s Development Centre (WDC) in Kandy, Sri Lanka, which runs a scheme to support women and girls who have been victims of rape and sexual violence. The WDC offers women somewhere to stay, supports them in caring for their children, helps them return to education and trains them in skills they can use to make a living when they leave.

The bra collections go to Against Breast Cancer in the UK, which receives £700 for every ton of bras collected. The bras are sent to African countries like Togo, Kenya and Ghana. The total number of bras collected to date is 32,586.

The members also enjoyed a social catch-up, concluding with a quiz.

Meanwhile, member Anne Docherty ran the London Marathon on October 3 to boost CLAN Cancer Support and Cancer Research UK.

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