Mothering Sunday

Mothering Sunday was on 26 March this year and, as always, we held a special service at 10.15am on that day to celebrate, including the distribution of pretty daffodil posies made by the brownies and guides, and special Mothering Sunday cards prepared by the Mothers' Union, Myland.

Make a Mother's Day

Mothering Sunday is when we give thanks for mothers, grandmothers and the other special ladies in our lives who have cared for us. We buy them flowers, chocolates or other gifts - and if we are feeling especially generous, they may even receive breakfast served in bed!

Yet there are many women in the UK and around the world who do not experience the pleasure of any of these luxuries. For them, life is a daily struggle as they fight to meet even the basic needs for their families.

'Make a Mother's Day' is an initiative of the Mothers' Union (MU) which encourages us to remember and support families facing difficulties wherever they live in the world. The idea is to buy an ethical gift for someone, or in memory of someone; a gift that will help those in need to improve the lives of their families and communities by giving them the essential resources to do so. Through the appropriate use of education and financial support, people can be empowered to cope with and overcome the challenges they face; support such as teaching people to read and write, providing advice on running a small business to generate income for the family, or giving practical guidance on how to stand up against gender-based violence.

If you are interested in learning more about this initiative, or would like to make a donation to it, please take a look at http://makeamothersday.org/