Make hope blossom for families and communities this summer

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As the sun starts to shine, play a special part in our 2017 summer appeal. Inspired by our faith, we’re determined to reach even more vulnerable people and communities than ever before. Our aim is simple; to help more families, parents and church groups turn their hopes and prayers into reality. But we cannot do it alone.

Will you help to make it a Summer of Hope for families and communities by hosting a garden party?

What better way to celebrate the start of summer than by coming together with friends, family and neighbours to enjoy the sunshine? Whether you host an afternoon tea for a few friends, or welcome your whole community to a grand summer fete, you will help to make it a Summer of Hope for families around the world.

Our ambition is to raise hope to new heights by raising £125,000

To help poor families turn hopes for a better harvest into fields full of crops takes extra tools and seeds. To help more women achieve their hopes of starting a business takes livelihood training and skills. To help whole communities achieve lasting change takes extra funding and support.

This is why we hope you will join us in putting your faith into action and helping to raise £125,000 – to make hope shine brightly in communities in the UK and around the world.

 Don’t worry if you can’t hold an event this year, you can still support The Summer Appeal by making a donation today  

For more information on hosting your event download our free Summer of Hope Resources

Don’t forget to take lots of photos of your event and share them on Mothers’ Union’s Facebook Page and Twitter with the hashtag #SummerOfHope. You can also email them to us at fundraising@mothersunion.orgIt’ll be great to share how much fun everyone has this summer!

An afternoon tea with friends could raise £60

and help three people learn to read and write by funding our Literacy and Financial Education programme   


A summer BBQ could raise £180

and help 30 mothers and fathers become better parents by funding one of our parenting skills groups.              



A summer fete could raise £1,000

and fund 10 churches to begin programmes that achieve a positive and lasting change in their community.