The Diocesan Trustee Board of Connor Mothers’ Union is to set up a fund for ‘Away from it All’ holidays for families in need.
The Fund has been made possible by an unexpected windfall of €1,000, part of a €15,000 legacy willed to the MU in Ireland from the estate of the late Mrs Helen Jackson of Donegal.
Mrs Jackson had not been a member of Mothers’ Union herself but her mother had been an enthusiastic member and Mrs Jackson greatly admired the work of the organisation.
It was decided by the All Ireland Trustees that €3000 would be donated to the Worldwide Fund and the remaining €12,000 divided equally among the 12 dioceses in Ireland, according to Mrs Jackson’s wishes.
Connor Diocese will benefit to the tune of €1,000 and the Diocesan Trustee Board have decided to use this money to start a fund for the ‘Away from it All’ holidays.
Diocesan President Moira Thom said: “In these difficult times it is a way for Mothers’ Union to offer practical support to people in our parishes. Much thought and prayer will be needed and we hope members will support the initiative as it is developed.”
It is hoped to have the project underway by summer 2010.