The Inner Wheel organisation is marking its 90th anniversary this year with a series of projects with a “wheels” theme.
The first meeting of the organisation took place in Manchester in 1924 so to celebrate its 90th anniversary, members were asked to propose suitably linked ideas to commemorate this occasion and came up with the idea of a “Wheels Project”.
Every club and district in Great Britain and Ireland was encouraged to provide an item with wheels for the benefit of a charity or individual in their own locality during this special year.
This project has been embraced with great enthusiasm and the ideas of different clubs have varied enormously.
Kettering Inner Wheel decided to support Kingsley Special Academy Trust, a local school with 104 places for children aged two to 11 years with special educational needs. To raise funds for the project the club organised a beetle drive, starting with lunch and finishing with tea and cakes.
After discussions with the staff at the school a special needs trike, child’s play buggy and a fine motor skills toy were purchased.
These have now been presented to the school by members of the Inner Wheel.