The Younger Members’ Committee in Connor Diocese arranged two ‘pampering’ events for women of all ages.
These took place in two locations in the diocese on June 1 and 2, and both nights proved very popular with more than 350 ladies attending over the two evenings – they just kept coming!
The format included a fashion show (using some lovely MU models!) with fashions supplied by Cameron’s of Ballymena and Couples of Coleraine. Three workshop demonstrations followed – Templespa skincare, Avon cosmetics and local beauticians/hairdressers.
Supper was temptation itself with a groaning dessert table of homemade puddings. Members had been encouraged to invite friends, neighbours, daughters and it was great to see many young women there, possibly seeing Mothers’ Union in a different light from the usual perceived image!
Moira Thom (Diocesan President) gave a short presentation about the work of Mothers’ Union with families both overseas and at home, encouraging the audience to become involved and explaining how the proceeds from the events would make a real difference to women in Africa. Every seven women attending could enable a fellow woman in Africa to become literate – just £22 allows this to happen. What a gift from one woman to another!
Over the two nights, £1,000 was raised for the Worldwide Fund – a real bonus from what had been two fantastic nights and what an opportunity to tell non-members about the amazing work of a great organisation!