MU dwarves go global 2014

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undefinedA trio of toy dwarves have been raising awareness of the Mothers' Union and its projects. The dwarves were the idea of MU's Social Concern chair in our diocese, Joan Colwell, who persuaded Middlewich deanery MU team to adopt Grumpy, Dopey and Happy as fundraisers.

How it works … members pay to take a dwarf away with them – £1 for the day or £2 away on holidays. People who see the dwarves then strike up conversations with MU members and often add modest donations themselves.

So far the dwarves have travelled to New Zealand, France and Switzerland. More than £100 had alfready been raised for the MU’s deanery community projects.

In France, Dopey met ex Middlewich Readers Joyce and Alan Bachel.  Grumpy went to Soul Survivor festival with a group from St Michael and All Angels, Middlewich and there met the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby (pictured bottom). Happy, meanwhile, went to Foxhill. Dopey enjoyed sushi on one of his assigments (pictured, top).

The dwarves were inspired by the success of a similar scheme called ‘Travelling Teddies’.