Ladies Group & Mothers’ Union News & Programme

We are coming to the end of our current programmes, and are in the process of planning new ones, which will start in September. If you would like a copy of either programme (or both!) please contact Linda on 01943 863715, ljnelson@hotmail.co.uk or via the Parish Office.

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Mothers’ Union News

On 14th June, about a dozen members and a guest met together for a Memory Box afternoon. Each brought an item which had a special meaning for them and shared their memories together.

Our annual fundraising Strawberry Tea will be held in the Parish Centre on Wednesday 4th July between 2.00 and 4.00 pm. Proceeds will go to the MU Summer of Hope appeal. Funds from this appeal will go to help individuals who need specialist medical treatment in Rwanda, education for people living in refugee camps in Northern Uganda, having escaped from South Sudan. Also help for MU workers in Myanmar who continue to pressurise their government to ensure that their bill against gender-based violence is passed this year. This type of abuse is both common and accepted in traditional practises. We know that our money reaches the right places via our MU workers.

The following meeting will be the AGM on Wednesday 11th July at 2 pm. We do hope that as many members as possible will attend. Alison Boggie will be with us, and we hope to be enrolling a new member to our branch. Please let us know if you would be willing to join the committee or have programme ideas. There are just 5 of us and none of us bite, but at times we do feel strained. Perhaps you could twist someone else’s arm! All of us have served for at least 3 years and would welcome some new input. Please phone me if you want to talk about any of this. (863151)

Pam Sowman

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Ladies Group News

Our new programme is taking shape, and will be ready for distribution at the end of August. The first event will be the Ladies Group and Mothers’ Union Opening Service for our new year, on Thursday 20 September, at 8pm in church.

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