Three teams representing Connor Mothers’ Union took part in the Belfast Marathon on May 7 to raise funds for Mums In May, ultimately supporting people in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Five members of the Mothers’ Union in mid and north Connor undertook the eight-mile marathon walk, while two teams from north Connor consisting of not just Mothers’ Union members but also their friends and family (including three men!) participated in the team relay walk. Each one was walking ‘In Mary Sumner’s footsteps,’ the Mothers’ Union theme for 2018.
The members who completed the eight-mile walk were Caroline Glover, Roslyn Graham, Wendy Halligan, Yvonne Little and Geraldine Ramsey. The relay teams consisted of Kim, Derek, Mark, Karen, Elizabeth, Andi, Derek, Judith and her daughters Hannah and Cerys.
Mums in May is the All-Ireland Mothers’ Union triennial fundraising event which enables MU to reach out to communities both locally and globally. The Worldwide Project supported by Mums in May this year is a programme in DR Congo which is tackling gender-based violence while each diocese in Ireland will identify local projects to be supported by the fund.
This year Mothers’ Union members been challenged to take part in sponsored walks, tea parties, a fireside quiz, a novelty tea cosy competition, and write a story about a tea cosy, real or imaginary.
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Belfast Marathon – you did Connor Mothers’ Union proud!