All tickets were sold, a fantastic time had by all, and Look Good Feel Better will benefit from a very worthwhile donation from the Inner Wheel Club of Shore City (which was matched by a generous member).
Congratulations and thanks to Nancy Nielsen for not only coming up with the idea, but for all her organization as well. Past International Inner Wheel Board Director*, Hazel Hunter, spoke with much feeling on her personal experience with LGFB and we were entertained by the beautiful singing of Grace Morton, who generously donated her fee. A donation was also received from Parklane Retirement Village, and several local sponsors helped with producing three lucky draw prizes.
Helen Campbell-Smith, Office Administrator of Look Good Feel Better, was later able to attend Shore Citys September Club Meeting, where she was presented with the cheque by President Judy Cowie and Nancy Nielsen. Helen thanked the club and paid tribute to all the hard work undertaken by members in the fundraising.
The IW Club of Plimmerton held a film evening in July which was very entertaining with soup/rolls and sweet included. With raffles to help swell the funds they raised $1,600. President Yvonne Thomson presented Glenda Schmitt from LGFB with the cheque.
Linda, Michelle and Pallavi ( Inner Wheel Club of Aotea) arrived at Auckland's Mission Bay bright and early at 6.30am on a crisp winters morning on Sunday 30th June. They were tasked with assisting in the the Bag Check area as volunteers for our National Project, Look Good Feel Better. LGFB are recipients of donated funds from those participating in this event. Despite the cold lots of fun was had by all and we enjoyed sharing our time to help out.
Dare to dream and think big was certainly the motivation for Inner Wheel Club of Tawa Co-President Carolyn Crutch when she muted the idea of organising a Womens Health and Beauty Expo to raise funds for our National Project Look Good Feel Better.
Exhibitors shared a huge variety of health, beauty, lifestyle products and services with things to try buy and learn as the Tawa Bowling Club venue turned miraculously into a colourful array of tables, banners and goods Each attendee received a goodie bag full of information and samples, took advantage of the free drink and nibbles on offer, as part of the entry price. Sponsorship from many local entities enabled 75% of the ticket price to go to the charity.
Carolyn shared the motivation behind the event and then introduced Clare OHiggins, General Manager of LGFB, who gave details about how the charity supports those undergoing medical intervention. There were many nodding heads in the room as women identified with their own personal stories of friends who have been through cancer treatments.
A wonderful evening with all members of the IW club of Tawa contributing through food preparation and service, welcome, ticket collection, raffles, an Inner Wheel Stand and moving around the room chatting to those who attended. The success of this evening was also due to the huge sponsorship able to be achieved from local businesses. Assistance, sponsorship and a hard working committee resulted in a three figure profit donated to LGFB.
The expo provided a medium in which to share Inner Wheel as an organisation and entice interest from those within and outside the community, it also helped to tap into the charity dollar from those not normally targeted for Inner Wheel events.
The Inner Wheel Club of Invercargill North recently hosted a Long White High Tea to raise funds for LGFB. The afternoon included entertainment from two very talented SGHS students, a table centre piece competition, raffles and a sumptuous afternoon tea. A local representative of LGFB spoke to the 140+ people gathered about the charity. The club were thrilled to have IWNZ president Christina King and IWNZ vice president Darlene Westrupp in attendance.