M U Canterbury Province
Caring for families worldwide
The M U works through our local grassroots membership to support families and communities around the world. There are over 4 million members working for us in one way or another! We work through local members who know what's needed where they are.
Canterbury Province covers a large part of England as well as Europe, where our work varies from working to combat modern slavery, to supporting families with sick children in hospital, and much more in between. Here are some examples of work carried out in various places: -
Supporting parents of children admitted to Hospital; Supplying toiletry bags for emergency admissions at local hospitals; Making small gowns for premature or stillborn babies Assisting NHS nurses in supporting teenage mothers
Providing holidays for families under stress; hosting contact centres to enable children of separated families to spend time with their non-resident parents; Organising parent support groups, and providing a range of parenting support programmes.
Supporting refugees to settle into school and community; Facilitating English for Women courses
Voluntary work in prisons and young offenders institutions; Supporting prisoners and their families, including prison visiting; Giving Christmas gift bags to detainees at detention centres.
Campaigning, Against Gender-Based Violence and Modern Day Slavery (in partnership with the Clewer Initiative)
Helping students and foodbank clients with our Starving Students Survival Guide and Foodbank recipe cards
This is just a sample of what we do in the province - there is more on our work woldwide on the central website, and If you would like to become a supporter or member, you can also find out more on the central website
You can find out what the Mothers' Union does in your area via the LINKS tab above (under "who we are").