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20 July 2017

Mothers’ Union offer summer holidays to Grenfell families

Mothers’ Union offer summer holidays to Grenfell families

Mothers' Union is offering holidays to families affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy as part of their Away From It All scheme. 

The scheme is designed for families experiencing stress who couldn't otherwise take a break. 

The offer is part of a united and coordinated response from members in dioceses across the country to the fire in June.  

Mothers’ Union’s CEO, Bev Jullien, said: “It is hard to imagine what these families are currently experiencing and what they have gone through.  

"At Mothers’ Union we thought about how best we could support them. 

"We have been running AFIA holidays for more than 50 years.  

"These holidays reflect the heart of who we are by showing practical support where it is needed most.” 

AFIA is funded by Mothers’ Union members and the cost of the holiday or travel expenses are met by Mothers’ Union.  

In 2016 Mothers’ Union provided 3,400 people across the UK and Ireland with a much needed break.  

Some holidays are specially organised family weeks for a group of families to go away with a team of volunteers and take part in activities and outings.  

Other holidays take place in a holiday home owned by Mothers’ Union, usually near a beach, and other holidays are of day trips.  

Mothers’ Union dioceses across the length and breadth of the United Kingdom are offering their support to the plan. 

Families are invited to apply for a holiday at a time that best suits them. 

Mothers’ Union has been praying for the families and all of those caught up in the tragedy. You can find prayers for the tragedy here, and to find out more about AFIA Holidays click here.