HARWICH’S Inner Wheel group has elected a new president for the coming year, with new chosen charities.

Harwich and Dovercourt Inner Wheel Club is a women's group which promotes friendship, personal service and international understanding as a counterpart to the Rotary Club.

Retiring president Kath Russell handed over her regalia at the June annual general meeting to Val Shrive who has been a member for several years.

Each year the Inner Wheel Club President names the charities they wish to support, and this year Mrs Shrive has chosen MacMillan Cancer Support and Pancreatic Cancer Research as the club’s charities.

The club will be supporting these causes in this year's fundraising, along with other causes that may appear during the year locally, nationwide and internationally.

In June, Harwich mayor Pam Morrison also joined the Harwich and Dovercourt Inner Wheel Club.

Inner Wheel is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

It was first formed in 1924 in Manchester, and the Harwich and Dovercourt branch was launched in September 1959.

To celebrate the landmark anniversary, the Harwich and Dovercourt branch is carrying out tasks regularly for the ‘100 for 100 Campaigns’.  

To join and for more information, visit innerwheel.co.uk/district-24/harwich-and-dovercourt.