THE redoubtable ladies of The Inner Wheel Club of Redditch are showing they won’t be bowed by coronavirus.
While meetings have been held on Zoom, they’ve managed to maintain their high level of charitable work.
“Our club has collected more than 40 shoeboxes from members which will be sent to the charity T4u, based in Evesham sending gifts to children abroad to receive for Christmas,” said spokeswoman Pat Pritchard.
“We also collected a mountain of food items again for the Batchley support group, St Basils and the Trussell Trust in Redditch.”
That’s not all. Inspired by a talk from the charity ‘Kissing It Better, the ladies held a quiz to boost its coffers and raised a further £250 for the Garden Suite at the Alexandra Hospital.
Kissing It Better is a health care charity and training provider dedicated to working to end the isolation of old age by bringing the generations together, something particularly relevant in the midst of a pandemic.
Even when people can’t meet face to face the charity is sending out singers to spread cheer through windows and in the streets.
With their Christmas coffee morning on hold this year the ladies have instead created their own festive catalogue where members can contribute and buy gifts.
They’re also running a raffle and guess the weight of the cake, the proceeds of which will go to their President’s charity ‘Mummy’s Star’ which supports women diagnosed with cancer when pregnant.