PUPILS from St Raphael’s have helped less fortunate children in Africa.St Peter’s Church member Rob White, through his 12-year involvement with the charity Mary’s Meals, launched an appeal at the Millbrook school.
They packed 18 back packs with stationery, toiletries, clothes and other useful items. Also given was a large quantity of school uniform.
Mary’s Meals is a registered charity, formerly known as Scottish International Relief, which sets up school feeding programmes in some of the world’s poorest communities, where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.
It was founded in 2002 and has grown from its first feeding operation of 200 children in Malawi, to a worldwide campaign, providing free school meals in hundreds of schools and feeding more than one million children daily.
Mary’s Meals is named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, by its founders, who were inspired by their Catholic faith, although the charity is not a Catholic organisation.