ALNWICK Inner Wheel celebrated International Inner Wheel with a soup and sandwich lunch at the Rothbury home of Anne and Alex Swailes and proceeds were donated to Inner Wheel charities.
Members packed an Aquabox with water filtration equipment and items needed for a family at times of extreme disaster. The box becomes a container for the filtered water and simple practical items needed by members of a family are packed inside. These boxes are sent wherever there is humanitarian need after major disasters throughout the world and their distribution is overseen by Rotary clubs in that country.
Aquabox, a registered charity, was started by the Rotary Club of Wirksworth in Derbyshire and since its inception over 9,500 boxes have been despatched to crisis situations worldwide.
Inner Wheel works closely with Rotary to provide disaster boxes and other aid for overseas emergencies.
More charity functions have recently been enjoyed by Inner Wheel members.
A greetings card sale was held at the home of member Kathleen and Rotarian James Bateman.
A coffee morning with stroke awareness information was held at the Northumberland Hall with a qualified nurse in attendance who donated her services for blood pressure testing. Rotary club members also helped.
The impressive Rotary Opera Gala at Alnwick Castle was enjoyed by Inner Wheel members with an appreciative audience which included A-level music students. Rotarian Marion Long was congratulated on bringing together high-quality professional opera stars who gave their services free for Rotary charities.
Inner Wheel president Barbara Reid thanked everyone for their support for all the activities during the year and Rotarian Marion Long appreciated the contributions for the disaster boxes.