Inner Wheel members in the pink
Breast cancer – and supporting women affected by this – was to the fore last month for Inner Wheel Matamata.
At its monthly club meeting, members enjoyed a pink supper which raised close to $ 600 for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
Later in the month, a small group of members gathered for the club’s annual silky pillow project. These pillows are designed to loop over the shoulder and provide a postsurgery cushion between arm and chest because it keeps pressure off the wound.
The two dozen completed pillows are destined for the Waikato Cancer Society and will be distributed to women – and some men – following surgery.
are always in great demand and the cancer society alerts us when they are running low on supplies,’’ club president Vera Farmilo said.
This club project, like others during the year, has honoured the 2014-2015 international theme, Light the Path, which asks Inner Wheel members throughout the world to work towards improving life for women and children.
Other IW Matamata projects during the past year have included Days for Girls – producing sustainable hygiene packs for Third World girls – promoting and supporting RAW, Annah Stretton’s Reclaiming Another Woman project; and donating $1000 to the Look Good, Feel Better programme and also to the Vanuatu Cyclone Pam Appeal.
Inner Wheel Matamata president Vera Farmilo was a picture in pink at the club’s recent meeting which raised funds for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.