On Sunday 24 April Kirkcaldy Soroptimist Maureen Collison took part in the Big Stroll from Clydebank to Balloch (14.4 miles), part of the Glasgow Kiltwalk, with her friend Jenifer McFarlane, a Paisley Soroptimist and a Mary’s Meals Volunteer. They both raised money for Mary’s Meals which serves nutritious school meals to children living in some of the world’s poorest countries.
The promise of a good meal attracts these hungry children into the classroom, giving them the energy to learn, and hope for a better future. It costs £15.90 for Mary’s Meals to feed a child for a whole school year. Maureen and Jenifer between them raised £1,095 and thanks to the generosity of Sir Tom Hunter and the Hunter Foundation this will be increased by 50%. This means Mary’s Meals will receive £1,642.50 which will feed over 100 children for a whole school year.
Our thanks to all our Soroptimist and other friends and family for all your donations. We appreciate there are a lot of demands on everyone’s finances just now and we are absolutely thrilled with the amount which will go to Mary’s Meals. Fundraising closes on 4 May.