Mothers’ Union Report June 2017

On Saturday 20th May we held a Coffee Morning in the Guide Hut. Alongside serving tea, coffee and biscuits we had a cake stall, a tombola, bric-a-brac stall and a raffle. Many thanks to everyone who supported us and those who gave their time to help. We were very pleased to raise £240 for our funds.

Wednesday 7th June was the day of our annual trip. This year around 30 of us went to Port Sunlight on the Wirral and managed to choose the best day of the week weather-wise !

Port Sunlight was founded in 1888 by William Hesketh Lever (later the first Lord Leverhulme) to house the employees of the Lever Brothers’ soap works. The village was created in 130 acres of parkland and has over 900 houses and 14 public buildings. It is one of the finest surviving examples of an industrial garden village in the UK and is a Designated Conservation Area with nearly every building being Grade ll listed.

We arrived at Port Sunlight in time for lunch – having stopped for coffee at an amazing garden centre on the way! After lunch we had a guided tour of the village on the coach, stopping off for a closer look at the United Reformed Church in the village. We then had free time to visit the Art Gallery and the Museum.

The whole day was most enjoyable and many thanks must go to Eileen Shaw for organising the trip.

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 5th July when we will be having a ‘Come and Share’ afternoon, inviting members, if they would like to, to share something with us e.g. a favourite poem, book, memory.

We do not meet during August.

Our September meeting will be on Wednesday 6th September and will be a Communion Service in St Oswald’s Church at 2pm.