Barbara celebrates 60 years membership of the Mothers’ Union

60 Years membership of the Mothers’ Union

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M.U. members joined friends and family of Barbara Flinn (98) and enjoyed a celebratory afternoon tea at Burnlea Nursing Home on Tuesday, 25 October, to mark her 60 years as a member of the Mothers’ Union. Throughout her long life Barbara has been very active and involved in many community ventures including WRVS and Mothers’ Union. It was way back in 1956 in Newton Abbot, Devon, that she ran a Mothers’ Union branch and initiated a ‘pram pushers’ group to help young mums feel less isolated. In the various places she has lived over the years Barbara has worked hard for the benefit of those around her through initiatives like Meals on Wheels, Lunch Clubs and many other forms of charitable work. This involvement was officially recognised when, many years ago, Barbara was awarded the British Empire Medal for her service to the Community.

Gill, the diocesan M.U. president, presented Barbara with a special certificate and the gift of a M.U. scarf.

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Congratulations, Barbara, on another important milestone – celebrating 60 years of membership of the Mothers’ Union.

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