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Mothers' Union Supports Youth Work in Seacroft

Games and activities donated by Mothers’ Union for work with Teenagers and young people in the Diocese of Leeds

07 Oct 2020

Through the Pandemic, Mothers’ Union have continued to actively support their surrounding communities in the best way they are able. Many members helped make PPE for front line workers and hearts to be placed with people ill in isolation with an identical one given to the next of kin.

With everyone now expected to wear masks in public, Mothers’ Union members have made face masks,and these were sold by Mary Sumner House to raise funds. With the part of the profits returned to the Diocese of Leeds, the trustees decided to use the money to improve the lives of young people.

Several games and activities were bought and donated to Neil Obbard, a Church Army officer, employed by Leeds Diocese as Leeds Evangelist for Leeds Centre of Mission. He is currently working in Community centres and schools in Seacroft. The gifts will be used in the outreach to over 100 Teenagers he is currently working with and others as the project develops.

Neil Obbard said "Thank you to the Diocese of Leeds Mothers Union for your generosity. The way that you have blessed the Leeds Centre of Mission with our vision is amazing. It will help us to build a solid foundation in the Parish in our Youth work. It will help us to really engage with the youth in this area. When we start our youth club when it is safe to do so. It will help at least a hundred young people across all areas of Seacroft parish and help us to sow the seeds of the Gospel in our foundational work of planting a vibrant youth Church here. Therefore this equipment has been absolutely vital and the Mothers Union has been a real answer to prayer. An answer for me on more than one occasion.”

You can read more about Mothers' Union's response in the pandemic here

Read Neil Obbards story here