Inner Wheel hands over cheque to help injured soldiers at Carver Barracks
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MEMBERS of Saffron Walden Inner Wheel Club presented a cheque for £2,170 to Carver Barracks in aid of the Injured Soldiers Fund (ISF).
The Inner Wheel – the largest woman’s service organisation in the world whose objectives are to promote ‘true friendship, encourage the ideals of personal service and to foster international understanding’ – raised the money for the Fund from a Christmas fair, coffee morning and a raffle. They thanked local businesses for their generosity in donating raffle prizes.
Cathy Brown of of the Inner Wheel is seen holding the cheque, flanked by both commanding officers of 101 and 33 Engineer Regiments (EOD), Lieutenant Colonel Simon Stockley OBE, and Lieutenant Colonel Eldon Millar. Other Inner Wheel members in the photo are Sandy McAdams, Jen Strecker and Pamela Tetlow.
The non-profit making ISF provides financial assistance to injured military members of both Engineer Regiments, based at Wimbish, who are responsible for bomb detection and disposal. The fund is designed to work directly alongside existing army charities in order to offer support on a local level, to bridge gaps in requirements and to provide immediate assistance.