THIS year, women’s voluntary service organisation, the Inner Wheel Clubs of peninsular Malaysia, managed to make history by creating the largest hamper ever in the country.
To commemorate their World Inner Wheel Day on Jan 10, the Inner Wheel Club of Kuala Lumpur (IWCKL), on behalf of Inner Wheel District 330 and its 18 clubs in peninsular Malaysia, created the World Inner Day’s largest charity hamper known as the Touch A Heart Hamper.
This achievement was documented by the Malaysia Book of Records (MBR).
Inner Wheel Club of Kuala Lumpur president Harshinder Kaur said the hamper was the heaviest, tallest and widest ever created in Malaysia.
“The hamper weighs more than 2,500kg, is over 16ft in length and 6ft high. It took only 45 days for all 18 clubs to work together and create this hamper.
“This collaboration of clubs is the first in Inner Wheel’s history,” said Harshinder during the World Inner Wheel Day celebration.
Past District chairman Juanita Lee said they tried to be as efficient as possible within a short time coordinating the 18 clubs to create the hamper.
Inner Wheel District chairman Parimala Satheesan said the hamper comprising food items would be donated to the 220 refugee children who attend the free school daily at the Malaysia Social Research Institute (MSRI).
The children are from Palestine, Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan and aged between four and 17 years.
Inner Wheel Club contributes to society by doing numerous charity works.
“Our work varies from educating children to helping old folk’s homes and orphanages, as well as giving medical aid for those who cannot afford it,” said Parimala.
“The clubs’ mission is to promote action, service and good practices in order to improve the lives of women and children in the world through a global network of members who voluntarily donate their time and effort to others.
“In carrying out our missions, we promote international understanding and concern for the protection of children as well as the status of women and the environment,” she said.
Each club in Inner Wheel District 330, led by their respective presidents, undertakes its own humanitarian projects. The IWCKL Touch A Heart Hamper is one such example.
The Inner Wheel Club is one of the largest women’s voluntary service organisations in the world with 120,000 members worldwide.
The first Inner Wheel Club was established on Jan 10, 1924 by Margaret Golding in Manchester, and the first Inner Wheel Club was chartered in Malaysia 25 years later in 1949.