About District 8
DISTRICT 8 CHAIRMAN 2022-23 –
II am looking forward to my year as District Chairman and am so glad that the year has begun after being Vice Chairman for three years! I started my Inner Wheel life as a member of Great Yarmouth Club in 2009 after retiring from being a First School Headteacher. I was pleased to be Treasurer and then President of that thriving club. Moving house in 2016 meant that I transferred to Hunstanton and District and during my time here I have been International Service Officer, Secretary, Treasurer and President. I have enjoyed all the roles that I have undertaken and in each one I have learnt a bit more about Inner Wheel and what a great organisation it is. I hope to meet all the members in our District as I visit the Clubs, please come and chat to me!
Who we are
Who we support
This year our District Chairman’s Charity is Home Start and the Association President’s Charity is Air Ambulance
We champion, represent and support the lifesaving work of air ambulance charities right across the UK, enabling them to save even more lives every day
We are focussed on providing vital national funding support, raising awareness, enabling advancements in patient care, advocating on key issues and policy, as well as being the central hub for the exchange of information and knowledge across the air ambulance sector.
Our work is vital because air ambulance charities form part of the UK’s frontline emergency response services, making lifesaving missions to around 80 people a day in urgent need of pre-hospital lifesaving care, but are funded by donations.
Who we are
Home-Start is a local community network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times. We are there for parents when they need us the most because childhood can’t wait.
Volunteering at the heart of Home-Start
At the heart of each Home-Start’s work is home visiting volunteer support.
Across all four nations of the United Kingdom, 10,000 home-visiting volunteers support over 27,000 families and 56,000 children to transform their lives.
Home-Start works because our volunteers understand how hard it can be. They work alongside parents, in their own homes, to help them cope with the stresses and strains of life and make sure they have the skills, confidence and strength they need to nurture their children.
Home-Start works with families in communities right across the UK. Starting in the home, our approach is as individual as the people we’re helping. No judgement, it is just compassionate, confidential help and expert support.
Last year Home-Start supported 56,000 children in 27,000 families, in communities across the UK.
The District 8 Year
District 8 Officers
DISTRICT CHAIRMAN: Hilary Farrell
MEMBER OF COUNCIL: Coral Campbell
DISTRICT VICE CHAIRMAN: Deirdre Rothwell
DISTRICT SECRETARY: Deirdre Griffin
DISTRICT TREASURER: Heather Hewson
DISTRICT EDITOR: Catherine Forsdike
DISTRICT INTERNATIONAL CHAIRMAN: Annie Atkins
MEMBERSHIP OFFICER: Lesley Frary
District 8 Events
|District Rally||11/10/2022||Knights Barn, Knights Hill Hotel, South Wootton, Kings Lynn PE30 3HQ|
|District Committee Meeting 1||23/11/2022||Park Hotel, Diss, IP22 4LE|
|District Committee Meeting 2||15/03/2023||Honington and Sapiston, IP31 1RU|
|District AGM||Brome Grange Hotel, Eye, Suffolk|
Hunstanton and District
District 8 latest news
International Inner Wheel 19th Convention is coming to Manchester. Come and celebrate 100 years of Inner Wheel - Friendship and Service “Dear Inner Wheel Friends, it is with great pleasure that I am able to offer you the possibility of joining together at...