Feeding over 1,000 school children in Malawi & Liberia this year
Our April 1% will go towards feeding over 1,000 children this year with Mary's Meals.
The money our members donated April, plus £6,686 raised from our Liverpool gig with Simon & Oscar from Ocean Colour Scene will be the first in 2 instalments used to help the pupils at 3 schools plus hundreds of other children gain an all-important education, without the distraction of hunger. This month we've raised enough for meals for 949 children so we are already far ahead of our target.
This simple daily meal is positive for the children on many levels. It helps to improve attendance, reduces hunger and improves nutrition. Its also proven to improve learning and test results, bringing life long benefits to the children
Our funding means the children don’t have to choose between food and learning.
Mary’s Meals is an international movement that sets up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education. The charity now feeds 2,058,099 children every school day and it costs just £15.90 to feed a child for a school year. We sponsored our first school with Mary’s Meals in 2011 and have been working with them ever since.