District 12 Inner Wheel



About our Club

Broadstairs Club meets at North Foreland Golf Club  on 3rd Monday of the month. Meetings are held in the evening 6.45pm for dinner at 7.15pm, (except August).   Our membership currently stands at 17.

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Broadstairs PRESIDENT FOR 2020/21 is:


President's Charities


To be advised 

                                                            Forthcoming Event

Club Officers' Assembly Zoom Meeting 

Wednesday 22nd July

District Chairmen, Christine and Sheila invite you to the Club Officers’ Assembly by Zoom on 22nd July at 10.00 am.  This is an opportunity for all Club Officers to meet their counterparts throughout the District and to be reminded of their various roles. It is very helpful if each Club President, Secretary, Treasurer, International Service Organiser, Club Correspondent and Membership Officer can attend, or be represented by a deputy.  I know that many of you are very experienced in your roles but I do urge you to attend the Assembly as there will new information, particularly from our Chairmen, that will be of interest to you.

Tuesday July 14th
Committee meeting 11am @ Anni's - Zoom if raining

Tuesday 7th July

Monthly coffee morning for July, the first since lockdown, was held in the garden of the home of Dorothy Reid. It did turn chilly towards the end, but it was a great opportunity to meet and catch up.


February 22nd 2020

65th Anniversary of Broadstairs Inner Wheel

Our Club birthday this year fell on a Saturday. We have an excellent party to celebrate at President Anni Bignold's house in Birchington. It was 'bring a plate' evening, with husbands. Everybody had an excellent time. A lot has changed in Inner Wheel during those 65 years and it was good to see  the Club is still strong in spite of challenging times.

At our Club meeting on the following Monday at North Foreland Golf Club, the celebration continued as Crusties Bakery provided a superb 'birthday cake' to mark the event.


Anni is pictured holding the 'cake' surrounded by Past Presidents of the Club.

 Monday 20th January

Janice Buckley Chairman of the Cheerful Sparrows

Our speaker on Monday 20th January was Janis Buckley chairman of the Margate, Cheerful Sparrows. Janis is pictured above left, next to our President for the evening, Jill Barber.  

After nearly a hundred years of helping Thanet people Janis explained that unless the Charity can continue to raise much-needed funds, they will be facing the prospect of closure. The Charity is proud to have helped the QEQM hospital wards and to have supported our local community by working with caring professionals such as social workers and teachers. With 50% of children living in poverty in some areas of Thanet, the replacement of a broken washing machine, child's bed or school uniform can be a turning point for the whole family.

                                                        Friday 10th January

                                 WORLD INNER WHEEL DAY



Inner Wheel Day

Funds raised will go to Porchlight

Our Wine & Wisdom held on Saturday November 16th at St Peter’s Church Hall was a great success. Charities  benefiting from this event include the  National Deaf Children’s Society, Multiple Sclerosis and Cancer Research. 

Remembrance Day

                                     BROADSTAIRS CENOTAPH Sunday 10th November 

Inner Wheel Wreath 2019

President of Broadstairs Inner Wheel, Anni Bignold & Alan Emby of Broadstairs Rotary, together lay a wreath in Remembrance of those who died for us during both World Wars.

"When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow we gave our today"


Thursday 7th November 2019 in aid of Footsteps International.


International Chairman Sheila Dicks is pictured with Anni Bignold President of Broadstairs Inner Wheel supported by other members of the Club, raising funds for the District Charity, Footsteps. The aim is to provide a brighter future for former street boys and orphans, in Kenya. The colour theme this year was bright blue. The day raised just over £3,000 helping to make the future look as bright as the colour suggests. Well done everybody!!

Club meeting Monday 21st October 

Our speaker for the evening was Jenny Matterface who gave a fascinating talk on the work of the CT10 Charities and the Gap Project.


The CT10 history began with a bequest to the Vicar of St. Peter's Church from Richard Culmer in 1485.

In his will he left 6 acres of farmland in the centre of what we now know as Broadstairs town centre. This includes the land between Vere Road, Alexandra Road and the Pathway.

This was farmland and the income used to relieve poverty and help the poor and needy. This land was to produce an income for the charity and the trustees have a duty to obtain the best result under Charity Commission regulations. 

In 1726 Hannah Taddy left 4 acres in St. Peter's also to the church with similar aims. This is the land between Grafton Road and Reading Street Road.

Both parcels of land are now non-statutory allotments and bring in a regular income from rents.

Five other small charities were placed under the umbrella of what is known now as CT10 Parochial Charities but the main endowment is from the estate of Richard Culmer.

The Gap Project in Broadstairs is a vibrant and innovative charity serving the local community in an area of deprivation, using the fantastic facilities of Queens Road Baptist Church. Drop-in sessions provide a hot meal, laundry and shower facilities.

Voluntary Sector Partners, *Porchlight and Turning Point are on-site to offer resettlement support.

*DISTRICT12 Charity for 2019/20

Broadstairs President Anni Bignold gave Jenny a small donation from the Club and Rita Rowlett gave the vote of thanks.

Knitted Blankets 

Provided by the Ladies of Broadstairs  Inner Wheel
Taken to the District Meeting in Ditton on Wednesday 23rd to be distributed by the International committee.

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Anni's Summer Tea Party


         Broadstairs Inner Wheel spins into 2019/20 

Anni  Bignold took over as President of Broadstairs Inner Wheel at the end of June and has already made a splash with her fund raising Summer Tea Party. Seventy people joined family and friends to enjoy an old fashioned garden party which included a glass of Pimms and cucumber finger sandwiches, without crusts. A total of £620 was raised giving a kick start  to the Inner Wheel fund raising year.  

Anni Bignold & Liz Lister

Anni, pictured right, is seen  with the Inner Wheel District  12 Chairman, Liz Lister who attended Broadstairs September IW meeting at North Foreland Gold Club.  Liz was promoting the District 12
Charity, Porchlight, which supports homeless vulnerable and isolated people in Kent. Anni is photographed presenting Liz with further funds, raised during the  September evening, to support Porchlight. 


2019/20 Programme 

Nov16th             WINE & WISDOM @ St Peter's Church  Hall

                         Cost £6 each. Tables of 8. Bring a picnic. Wine & Water glasses etc.

                         Fish & Chip supper available for an additional £5.50 a head.

                         Numbers to dorothy.reid7@btinternet.com by 1st November

Nov 18th            Club Meeting @ The Yarrow

                         Speaker: Sheila Burke

                         The Real Story of Cinderella

Dec 2nd              CHRISTMAS DINNER @ The Yarrow

                          Partners & Friends invited

Dec 12th             Inner Wheel & Rotary Carol Service

                          The Baptist Church Broadstairs



                        Joint Thanet Clubs - Coffee Morning

Jan 20th            Club Meeting Venue TBA                                                                            

                        Speaker: Janice Buckley on "Cheerful Sparrows" Charity

Feb 22nd           Broadstairs Club BIRTHDAY - Birthday Fun Evening 'Take a Plate'

Feb 24th            Club Meeting venue TBA Speaker: Abbi from Nat West on "Scan Awareness"

March 17th         DISTRICT MEETING @ DITTON Community Hall 10 for  10.30am 

March 16th.        JOINT LOCAL CLUBS MEETING Speaker: Anna Forman on "Life in Japan"

March 18th         FASHION SHOW - Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Holy Trinity Church Hall 

 April 14th          Committee Meeting @ Anni's 2.10pm 

 April 15th          DISTRICT 12 QUIZ Evening

 April 20             Club Meeting venue TBA

 April 27-29th     IW ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE Waterfront Belfast


                         ENTERTAINMENT - "THE SUFFRAGETTS" Venue TBA

 June 2nd           DISTRICT RALLY - Chart Hill Golf Club

 June 9th           Club Meeting venue TBA

 June 24th          DISTRICT AGM & HANDOVER @ DITTON  





Wed 26th

District Rally



Mon 31st

Spring bank holiday







Mon 30th

Summer bank holiday







Mon 27th

Christmas Day



Tue 28th

Boxing Day



The above dates may change without warning