Mothers’ Union - Away From It All
Mothers’ Union (MU) is a Christian charity of some four million members (single, married, male and female) in 83 countries. The charity supports families in the UK and around the world.
Away From It All (AFIA) is a MU holiday scheme, for people experiencing stress in their family life – helping them with all or part of the cost of a holiday and/or travel expenses. It is not necessary to be a member of a church or related organisation - most referrals are made by clergy, social workers or support groups.
AFIA helps some 2,500 people holiday each year - families spending time together away from their stressful situations at home, engaging in activities together and having fun. They often experience healing in their relationships by spending this quality time with each other.
AFIA organises family weeks where a number of families and a team of volunteers go away together with activities and outings arranged. AFIA also has mobile homes for families, usually near a beach, and arranges day trips for others.
Rochester Diocese MU funds AFIA self-catering accommodation – and donations from St Mary’s will help to support this.
For more information, see www.themothersunion.org, and www.rochestermothersunion.co.uk - and the display at the back of church.