Gift Aid

Question : How can you effortlessly raise money for Mothers’ Union funds?
Answer: Easily by signing up to Gift Aid.

• To do this you must complete a form which can be obtained from ( Gift Aid Secretary – Julie Davies)

• You must personally pay income tax (or capital gains tax) at least equal to the amount we will reclaim. If you are a higher rate taxpayer you can claim relief through your self assessment form.

• However, if in future your circumstances change and you no longer pay income or capital gains tax you should notify us as soon as possible.

• If you change your name or address at any time again please notify us as soon as possible.

• You can cancel the declaration at any time by notifying us, and it will not apply to any donations (including your subscriptions) you make on or after that date or such later date that you may specify.

• Finally you do not need to go through your Branch Leader or Treasurer but can sign up individually by completing the form and returning it to Gift Aid secretary.

Let’s see how many people will take up the challenge.




The annual Diocesan Council meeting was held at the Clayton Hotel in Cardiff and proved a very comfortable, convenient venue. We began the Council meeting with an opening worship led by Revd Sandra Birdsall and interesting updates were given by Sheila Jones Treasurer and our Unit Coordinators,  Jean Starr (Finance & Administration) Lowrie Washington Jones (Action & Outreach) Raye Saunders (Communication) and Margaret Jones (Faith Development).

Following Midday Prayers, we received presentations from staff from Mary Sumner House. Richard Miller, Director of Finance told us about the introduction of Direct Debit as a means of paying our annual subscriptions in our Diocese and how branches can manage finances without the need for a bank account. Stephanie Nunn, Director of Membership updated us on Who’s Who at Mary Sumner House and the developments taking place in Re-imagining Mothers’ Union. It was pleasing to hear that Llandaff Diocese is held in high regard by Mary Sumner House. Following a final blessing, we enjoyed a light buffet lunch and fellowship. The Trustees will evaluate the Council meeting and decide on the plans for next year.