#TeamMothersUnion - Intrepid Individuals Raise Funds

Over recent weeks our amazing members have truly been rising to the challenge to do something daring, creative, or innovative to raise funds for Mothers’ Union and to increase awareness of our organisation during our 140th year. 

Jill Cannings regularly plays golf – around 36 holes a week. But for a week in June she went a bit beyond the usual by playing 140 holes in six days to celebrate Mothers’ Union’s 140th.  This was a mammoth effort, and Jill raised a similarly mammoth £2,020.53. We hope we haven’t put her off her hobby!  

Jeanette Appleton ran 10k on 17th July and has raised £200 for Mothers’ Union. She ran, as she explained, to thank all the members of Mothers’ Union who supported her three years ago and since as she had treatment for, and recovered from breast cancer. Anyone who has gone through treatments for cancer will tell you that to run 10km is a fantastic effort. 

Leaving the ground entirely seems to have been the objective for several of our fundraisers, all of whom took on challenges that would completely daunt most of us. Jane Simpson abseiled down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, raising a wonderful £2,068.46 and our Chief Executive, Bev Jullien, her husband Paul and Families First Editor, Tola Fisher all dropped out of a plane last week. Between them they have raised an astounding £1,635 so far! 

And more staff members will be following in their footsteps on 10th August, hoping to increase that total. If you would like to show your support please visit www.justgiving.com/MUstaff-challenge140 

Over the next few months some of our supporters will really be putting their endurance to the test as they cover some serious distances by one means or another. 

On 31st July Kevin Scott, Kathryn Anderson, Tim Gurr, Jo Ellis and Andrew Hoseason will be taking part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 mile cycle race. With some challenging hill climbs they will be pushing their legs to the limit and will need some steely determination to get to the finish. 

Andrew Davies will be running the Cardiff half marathon in October and raising money to say thanks to his mum, who is Mothers’ Union Diocesan President of Llandaff, for all her support during an extremely difficult time personally.

Rita Pengelly is undertaking a 140km walk in September, which will take 6 days to complete. We would love for you to be one of 140 people who join her for the last mile as she approaches Mary Sumner House on Monday 12th September so please Contact us for more information on how you can get involved. 

And finally, those who need their feet firmly on the floor are not immune from fundraising. Our past presidents are leading the way by showing how craft can be used to raise funds and awareness. Rosemary Kempsell, Pat Harris, Trish Heywood-Brown and Christine Eames are all stitching a Mothers’ Union commemorative 140th kneeler and hoping to raise £1,400.

There’s still plenty of time to get involved and fundraise for our 140th so if you already have an idea of what you would like to do or would like more information on upcoming events please Contact us