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On this page we describe some of the many activities with which our members are involved.


Members have produced a booklet, which is available through branches throughout the Province and can be downloaded for printing by clicking the image above. It provides recipes for people who like to cook, but have a very tight budget. It requires minimum utensils (generally one-pot cooking) and minimum ingredients to make great-tasting meals.


It is particularly suitable for giving to food banks or including in starter packs and cookery programmes for people on very limited means.




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).


Corton Vale Women's Prison


Local members provide toiletries and new underpants to prisoners.


Low Moss Prison


We attend multi-demonational prayer groups and help at family days. The picture below is of the Mother’ Union banner that hangs in the multi-faith centre at Low Moss

Mothers’ Union members initiated the provision of a Girl Guide and Scouts group for prisoners’ visiting children. We are hoping to extend this initiative to another prison.



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.



Holidays for families in need

We raise funds for needy families referred to us and organise a suitable holiday for them.



Premature Baby Clothes



A number of branches have members who make baby clothes for premature babies.  


They also knit or crochet pretty burial gowns for still born babies for Glasgow and Aryshire hospitals.

Their knitting skills are also used to benefit others in need at home and overseas.  For example the above picture is of some of the work going into one of the New Baby Parcels for Malawi and the one below is of Fiddlemuffs that are given Alzheimers/ Dementia patients.