Mother's Union - Away From It All
Mothers’ Union (MU) is a Christian charity of some four million members (single, married, male & female) in 83 countries that seeks to support families, and to reinforce family relationships.
Away From It All (AFIA) is a MU holiday scheme, to help people experiencing stress in their family life with all or part of the cost of a holiday / travel expenses. It is not necessary to be a member of a church or organisation, and most referrals are made by clergy, social workers or support groups.
AFIA helps some 2,500 people have a 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.
Some AFIA holidays are organised family weeks where a number of families and a team of volunteers go away together, with activities and outings arranged. Others are in mobile homes owned by MU, usually near a beach, or day trips.
Rochester Diocese MU funds AFIA self catering accommodation – and donations from St Mary’s will be for that.
For more information, see www.themothersunion.org, www.rochestermothersunion.co.uk or the display at the back of church.