Annual Report - April 2017

The Mothers Union in Minchinhampton has had another very good year in 2016. We usually have between 20-25 attending the meetings, with 26 paid up members and about another 10 informal members. Our sessions last year included: Samaritans, Marah, WWII Rations, Guideposts, Meningitis Trust, Shoe Box Appeal, Memories from Queen Mary and EAPPI.
We have had 2 social events - a pancake evening (proceeds towards the flowers for Mothering Sunday - 80 posies were made up last year) and in August an early morning service with breakfast to celebrate 140 years of the Mothers Union. We also organised the 'Nearly New' sale in November which raised over £1,000 towards the 6Ps appeal. We are supporting Marah this year as our own chosen charity and we regularly donate, cakes, toiletries and clothes etc. Finally we have designed and produced a new banner which will be dedicated by Sandy on Mothering Sunday 2017.

Julia Gerard