Retired hospital eye specialist elected by club members

The Inner Wheel Club of Barnstaple has elected a new president.

Retired North Devon District Hospital eye specialist Bridget Kettle has taken on the role previously held by Margaret Kempton.

Bridget will begin her year a club president with a cream tea at her home in Ashford next month.

Inner Wheel is an international organisation with clubs throughout the world.

During the last year the Barnstaple club has supported a number of charities, including Go North Devon and Barnstaple Age Concern.

Members have also helped in the Rotary Shop and got involved in Barnstaple Town Council’s Tidy Up Our Town event.

The club also supports many international charities, including Operation Christmas Child and ‘School in a Bag’, as well as donating to leprosy and polio overseas eradication programmes.

The club meets monthly every first Tuesday at the Barnstaple Hotel.

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