Members of Goosnargh St Mary’s Mothers’ Union have collected and donated a huge pile of new and recycled gifts for young carers to wrap and donate to their parents this Christmas.
The toiletries, scarves, jewellery and bric-a-brac were collected during November following an inspiring talk by Creative Partnerships’ manager, Harriet Roberts from Child Action Northwest.
The ladies delivered the presents to the old orphanage building in Wilpshire near Blackburn where they were met by Huma Sheikh, a family support worker.
Huma said: “These are really lovely presents. At our next ‘chill out’ night, the children will have the chance to select and wrap their secret Santa presents.”
Members of St Mary’s MU have also been busy holding a monthly community lunch at Oliverson’s School which has grown in popularity from 22, through to 36 last week with a further 40 booked in for the Christmas themed December event, which is now fully booked.
St Mary’s enroling member Maureen Rooney says all are welcome to book for the January 16 lunch and all subsequent lunches - normally held on the third Thursday of the month at 1.15pm - by contacting her on 01772 860636.
MU members are also busy practising for their Advent Service - to which all are again invited - on Thursday, December 5, at 7pm in St Mary’s Church, starting with singing by pupils from Oliverson’s School.