The Inner Wheel Club of Altrincham held a joint meeting with the Altrincham Rotary Club at the Cresta Court Hotel Altrincham.
The event was to raise money for Mercy Ships and was attended by 88 people from Inner Wheel, Altrincham Rotary Club, Probus and invited guests.
The meeting was also attended by the Inner Wheel international president Oluyemisi Alatise who comes from Nigeria, and was present for the group's board meeting in Altrincham, which is the headquarters for Inner Wheel.
Also attending were International Vice President Kapila Gupta from India; Charlotte de Vos, immediate past president from Belgium/Luxembourg; Phylis Charter, constitution chairman from Gloucester; and Inner Wheel District 5 chairman Moira Beswick. Altrincham Inner Wheel President Helen Lamerton
The main speaker was Janet Hiles from Mercy Ships, who has been working on Mercy Ships for four years and gave a very informative talk on the help Mercy Ships give. They provides medical aid to underprivileged people, mainly in West Africa. They moor a ship with doctors, dentists, clinicians to help perform vital operations and medical assistance to people who have no hospitals, nor the funds for medical help which would normally have to be paid for .
After meal money was raised by donations, a raffle and an auction for a luxury hamper. These raised more than £1500.
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