Mothers' Union Projects

 

 1)  Away From It All Holidays

      We provide a holiday for local families in desperate need of a break (whether through bereavement, trauma, family crisis, low income), who have not had a holiday for at least 3 - 4 years. 

 2)  We knit teddy bears

Knitted teddy bears in a basket in front of an altar cross Knitted teddy bears on a swing in the garden

Here are some colourful teddy bears that our Mothers' Union members & friends have knitted. 
They are given to children who visit relatives in Leicester prison & they play with them & journey home with them.  They are also sent to children of refugees & asylum seekers through The Welcome Project at St Martins House and to Social Services for distribution to children.  Our teddy bears are also being given to traumatised children through Leicester Police Service and to people with dementia.  The teddies are sent off with our love & prayers for those who will receive them.

3)  Crafts for hospitals     

      We make shawls for stillborn babies.  The shawls are used to line 'Memory Boxes', which are given to the parents of stillborn babies or babies who die shortly after birth.

      We make ventilator bonnets for tiny babies.  The bonnets are made using a variety of stripes, colours and patterns to cheer things up a bit.

4)  At Christmas, 150g chocolate bars are given to Mental Health Units.

5)  We make Fiddle Quilts for people with dementia.

6)  We make up Emergency Wash Bags for Leicester Royal Infirmary Accident and Emergency department.

7)  Wave of Prayer

      We pray for our link dioceses:-  
Kenya: Mombassa,                       Solomon Islands: Temotu, 

Nigeria: Ekita - West,                    Nigeria: Gwagwalada,
Zambia: Eastern Zambia,             Canterbury: Leicester.

8)  Projects take place each year for worldwide concerns:-      

      See www.themothersunion.org for more details.

  

                                  


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