Longest Serving Mothers’ Union Member Audrey Awarded

CHRISTIAN charity Mothers’ Union has recognised a Barnsley care home resident for more than six decades of membership.

 Deangate Care Home resident Audrey Kirk is the longest serving member in the St James Church, Ryhill, branch of the charity.

A special ceremony was held at the care home, with family and colleagues from Mothers’ Union, when Audrey was presented with a certificate.

The 89-year-old resident has been a member since 1952, following in her late mother’s footsteps, who joined in 1927.

Audrey has attended church since childhood and sang in the choir before joining the charity.

Upon receiving her certificate, Audrey, who has dementia, said: “We had a good time. It was so lovely to see everyone.”

Julia Chambers, home manager at Deangate Care Home, on Towngate, Mapplewell, said: “What an incredible achievement and we are so delighted for Audrey.

“Over six decades of membership to the Mothers’ Union is astounding and all the more special as she is the longest serving member in the diocese.

“It was a lovely service to present Audrey with her certificate. She had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed being her with family and friends.”









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