Members are involved in volunteer work in many ways, including:
Supporting parents who unexpectedly have a premature baby by knitting very small
baby clothes for the Simpson Maternity Unit, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
Fund raising for families from the diocese to have a much needed holiday with the
MU scheme 'Away From It All Holidays'
Giving toilet bags to hospitals for people who have been admitted as an emergency
Members used to run a play area for children whilst their parents visited inmates
at Saughton Prison, Edinburgh, but this is no longer possible. See the March 09
MU Diocesan Newsletter (download here - 1.09Mb) for more on this.
‘United in Prayer’ is the Mothers’ Union Theme for 2015, which develops the 2014
theme – ‘Sowing the Future together’, by focusing on the centrality of prayer in
the work of Mothers’ Union across the world. We are linked through the Wave of Prayer
with the dioceses of (Province in parenthesis):
Terekeka in South Sudan (South Sudan & Sudan)
Nairobi in Kenya (Kenya)
Maiduguri in Nigeria (Nigeria)
Osun North in Nigeria (Nigeria)
Calcutta in India (North India)
We intend to keep an unofficial link with Sri Lanka, since we have regular contact
with several members there. The Mothers' Union played an effective role in providing
a Relief Fund grant to Colombo, following the Tsunami of Boxing Day 2004.