More Outreach Projects across the Diocese

Refuges in the Newcastle area

There has been a significant increase in demand by vulnerable families for the help provoided by the Refuges. Families arrive with very few personal possessions and MU members & friends have tried to help in a practical way by providing such items as underwear, sleepwear and toiletries for the women and their children so they can feel valued and cared for as they settle into their new way of life. 

St Bede's Newsham handed over Toilet Gift Bags to Jennifer Snowdon, in the middle, for distribution to the local "Refuge". Margy Tasker-Brown our President on the right.
The lady on the left sews all the bags which are lined and together they fill the bags ready to pass on to the Refuge







The People's Kitchen

This is a safe haven for some of the vulnerable people of Newcastle and Newcastle MU support it by donating

new warm clothing and trainers.

One bag ready to pack for People's Kitchen from

St Johns Whorlton and another one to do,

along with toiletries to go in extra bags for ladies in Refuges

Premature Baby Knitting

Dorothy and Doreen from Cullercoats MU with knitting they have done for the prem baby unit in Cramlington

Girls are Proud

The Mothers’ Union Action and Outreach and a friend sewed over 30 gift bags in Christmas fabric, and donated lots of toiletries for ‘Girls Are Proud’, part of ‘Changing Lives (Cyrenians). The party is for women who are homeless, and at risk. They are signposted to agencies that can help them with housing, budgets, tackling addictions, help with mental and physical health issues.. They provide personal alarms to keep the women safe. Margaret Crawforth and Diana Macnaughton ran a craft table for the ‘Girls Are Proud’ Christmas party.

We hope that next year more MU members will support the craft table.


Ten Toiletry bags delivered to Northumberland Women’s Refuge today by Canon Jennifer Snowdon, donated and made by members of St Bede Newsham.With the winter rapidly approaching Margaret Crawforth delivered much needed new bedding to the North Northumberland Refuge. New duvets, and covers, sheets pillows and pillowcases should help make life more comfortable for those who had left domestic abuse situations.


Fresh Start Rucksacks

As prisoners are released from HMP Acklington, Newcastle MU provide them with a back pack containing essential items such as toiletries and underwear and a change of clothes. 

Fishermen's Mission North Shields

This provides support for fishermen and their families. Newcastle Mothers' Union support them by providing such things as hats, wellies and gloves on a regular basis.



Walking With

Again Newcastle MU members support asylum seekers and refugees through Walking With. They received bags of toiletries, clothes, and toys last year. This year bedding is needed.



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