The Inner Wheel, the women’s only affiliate of the Rotary Club, has generously donated a brand new outdoor wheelchair to Elm House care home in Nantwich. The donation will mark the 90th anniversary year of Inner Wheel’s foundation.
The presentation of the new outdoor wheelchair, chosen by the Inner Wheel partly because of its resonance with the name of the organisation, took place at the Nantwich care home. Barbara Denison (pictured, back centre) presented the chair to Peter Howe (also pictured), aged 90, and his dog, Billy, who gratefully accepted the gift on behalf of all Elm House residents.
The Nantwich chapter of the Inner Wheel was founded in 1958, and many of its 38 members have had connections to Elm House over the years. This is unsurprising given that the Inner Wheel, which originated in Manchester in 1923, has over 19,000 members within the UK, and more than 100,000 members across 103 countries, all working hard and contributing to countless humanitarian projects, positively affecting the lives of millions of people. The money for the wheelchair was raised from the Rotarian’s Christmas parade float, and could not have gone to a worthier cause.
Commenting on the donation, Elm House Home Manager Nick Brenan said: “We’re fantastically grateful to Inner Wheel for this very thoughtful gift. A big thank you from all our staff and residents!” Activity co-ordinator Mandy Robinson added: “Needless to say the residents are thrilled with the new chair!”