In­ner Wheel mem­bers in the pink

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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.

‘‘ The

silky

pil­lows

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.

Photo: SUP­PLIED

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.

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