May 17, 2011
Burnham-On-Sea Inner Wheel members hold fundraising ride
of Burnham-On-Sea's Inner Wheel Club were among 180 ladies from
across the region who took part in a fundraising ride on the Weston
Ferris Wheel on Sunday (May 15th).
The ladies, who are all members of the Inner Wheel's District
20, covering Somerset and parts of Wiltshire and Dorset, headed
to the wheel to promote the organisation and their charity of
the year, The National Osteoporosis Society.
It all came about after the Inner Wheel's President for Great
Britain and Ireland, Pam McConnell, invited fellow members to
support her fundraising push.
The Chairman of District 20, Angie Horne, wanted local members
to do something special - and the idea of the 'Inner Wheel Ladies
riding The Weston Wheel' sprung to mind.
The ladies enjoyed meeting friends from their own and neighbouring
clubs whilst raising money for charity during Sunday's event.
Inner Wheel member Sandra Moon told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It
was a chilly morning but that didn't dampen our spirits. Everyone
went up on the wheel - even some who were a bit dubious - and
everyone enjoyed themselves."
"We were very pleased to welcome the Association's President
Pam O'Connell to our gathering. It was a most successful and well
Inner Wheel was founded over 80 years ago by Margarette Golding,
the wife of a Manchester Rotarian and has grown to become one
of the largest female organisations in the world, raising money
for local, national and international charities.