Inner Wheel donates to children’s charity

We Care Connect Manager, Derryck Klarkowski, receives the cheque from Inner Wheel member Susan Gaze and other members look on

Central Coast charity We Care Connect was the winner following a Christmas stall run by the ladies of the Inner Wheel Club of Gosford North at Kincumber Village Shopping Centre on December 10.

An Inner Wheel spokesperson said hand crafted Christmas gifts were in high demand on the day, with all profits going to We Care Connect.

“Thanks to the support of our many customers, our club is now able to help local vulnerable children this Christmas through donating gifts and money to We Care Connect,” the spokesperson said.

“This Wyong-based volunteer charity supports children living in poverty.

“This problematic year has seen the charity’s workload increase by 40 per cent, but the requests for help over the Christmas period have (increased by) a staggering 300 per cent.

“We are pleased to be able to support this much needed and valued charity.

“Locally, our club also supports Lifeline, NG School in Kariong, headspace and many more.”

Inner Wheel is a worldwide women’s service organisation of volunteers from all walks of life wanting to make friends and help the many needy charities on the Coast, nationally and internationally.

We Care Connect was started in 2016 by Derryck Klarkowski who believes no child should be disadvantaged because of poverty.

Beginning with a small group of volunteers, the charity has continued to grow, helping over 6,000 kids on the Central Coast.

With 10,000 children living below the poverty line on the Central Coast, the charity’s mission is to reach more local kids and break the barrier of childhood poverty.

If you are interested in Inner Wheel, see details in the Not For Profit Organisations section of this newspaper.

Terry Collins