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Summer of Hope Appeal

Summer of Hope Appeal

Follow in Mary Sumner’s Footsteps to make hope blossom for families and communities

Mothers’ Union’s founder, Mary Sumner, dedicated her life to challenging and encouraging others to question situations that were unfair to the most vulnerable in society. By joining in this year’s Summer Appeal you can build on her legacy and bring people together to make a difference to even more vulnerable people and communities than ever before. 

Our aim is simple; to help more families, parents and church groups turn their hopes and prayers into reality. But we cannot do it alone.

Will you help to make it a Summer of Hope for families and communities by hosting a garden party?

What better way to celebrate the start of summer than by coming together with friends, family and neighbours to enjoy the sunshine? Whether you host an afternoon tea for a few friends, or welcome your whole community to a grand summer fete, you will help to make it a Summer of Hope for families at home and abroad.

Our ambition is to raise hope to new heights by raising £125,000

To help poor families turn hopes for a better harvest into fields full of crops takes extra tools and seeds. To help more women achieve their dreams of starting a business takes livelihood training and skills. To help whole communities achieve lasting change takes extra funding and support. This is why we hope you will join us in putting your faith into action and helping to raise £125,000 – to make hope shine brightly in communities in the UK and around the world.

Don’t worry if you can’t hold an event this year, you can still support The Summer Appeal by making a donation today

For more information on hosting your event, take a look at the free Summer of Hope resources below, available to download.

Don’t forget to take lots of photos of your event and share them on Mothers’ Union’s Facebook Page and Twitter with the hashtag #SummerOfHope. Please also email them to us at - It’ll be great to share how much fun everyone has this summer!