Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

The Hidden Helpers of Mackay

Mission organisation, Anglican Mothers’ Union group is now looking to expand and welcome new members to its group which is dedicated to the empowerment of women and the improvement of youth’s lives.

The Anglican Mothers’ Union is one of the oldest women’s groups in the world, beginning in England in 1876.

The Mackay Branch is a part of the Unions Diocese of Northern Queensland, and active in the area, providing care packages and aid where they can.

The branch’s project includes providing clothing for youth facing court, so that they can be appropriately dressed, as well as activities while they wait in the court room, including colouring in.

They also provide hygiene packets for people admitted into hospital on short notice, who were unable to pack their own shower bag, and make fiddle rugs for people with dementia.

However, the mission group is eager for a growth in youth members.

“This is the type of organisation you end up living for,” said Kristi Day, the communication coordinator for the Diocese of North Queensland.

“It’s a shame that it’s so quiet, because this is an awesome organisation to be involved in.”

From 16 to 19 May, the North Queensland group will meet in Mackay for their annual Provincial Conference. Together the branches will meet and discuss their individual projects and hold workshops together.

“I just want people to know that we’re still active and still around,” said Ms Day.

“The Mackay Branch of Anglican Mothers’ was the third opened in Australia, so there is so much family history in Mackay.”

Diocese of North Queensland at their previous Conference.

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