Let’s sing the praises of these charity champions

Parish members of Nelson Little Marsden celebrating 90 years of the Blackburn Diocese Mothers' Union at an anniversary service at Blackburn Cathedral. (s)
Parish members of Nelson Little Marsden celebrating 90 years of the Blackburn Diocese Mothers' Union at an anniversary service at Blackburn Cathedral. (s)

You could sing the praises of Blackburn Diocese Mothers’ Union all day long - for the charity has now served the community for an incredible 90 years.

And the Parish of Nelson Little Marsden was there to celebrate at an anniversary service at a packed-out Blackburn Cathedral.

The Nelson group has made a fantastic contribution to the charity’s replacement caravan appeal.

The £33,000 raised to date will offer a much needed holiday to people like young carers who might not otherwise be able to afford to go away.

As well as a fund-raising concert, the Nelson members have made blessing boxes, cookery books for young mums and knitted fiddle muffs and pinnies for people with dementia.