On this page we describe some of the many activities with which our members are involved.
Greenock Prison - Support for Prisoners and Families
Local Members are helping to provide a play area for children during family visits
and also make sure that every prisoner receives a Christmas card.
To read more about the work at HMP Greenock, please click here (PDF article - 189kB).
Support for People with Learning Disabilities
Members in Elgin provide toilet bags for hospitals and support the local ENABLE group.
They also provide toiletry items for Aberlour Child Care Trust, which was started
by a Rector of the Episcopal Church in Aberlour.
He personally paid for an orphanage to be built next to the Episcopal Church in Aberlour.
This has since closed, but the organisation still supports children, into adult hood,
by providing accommodation etc. Most of the people have learning or other difficulties.
Aberlour is one of the congregations looked after by the Rector of Elgin.
Premature Baby Clothes
A number of branches have members who make baby clothes for premature and still-born
babies. More are needed!
Perth Prison Play Area
More volunteers are needed to play with children when they visit their fathers.
To find out more about the MU and prison work click here.
Fife Contact Centre, Kirkcaldy
The Centre provides a welcoming, neutral and non-judgmental venue where children
of divorced or separated parents are able to spend time with the non-resident parent.
Promoting and maintaining contact with both parents helps to minimize damage caused
by separation or divorce. Vulnerable children can suffer many negative effects, amongst
which low self esteem, lack of confidence, behavioural difficulties and an unrealistic
picture of the parent with whom they no longer live. Meeting other children in similar
circumstances helps a child to feel less isolated and different.
Showground Baby-Changing Facilities
Members provide baby changing facilities at Agricultural Shows around Scotland.
The picture on the left shows the baby changing tent at Doune & Dunblane Show and
the one on the right, the Perth Show, both last summer. The Mums and Dads really
appreciated this as an alternative to changing and feeding babies and young children
in toilets so much so that they asked us to provide a similar tent at Drymen Show
and if we would consider having one at the Royal Highland Show next year.
Find out more about the Baby Changing Facility at the Drymen Show in May 2008 by
clicking this link: Drymen Show
Recipe Book for Skint Singles
Every year, we sell this to students at Glasgow University and to other charities.