£98 has been sent this week for the Sudan famine. Many thanks.
Has anyone got any used towels of any size at all that we can use for backpacks? They are desperately needed. We also need used children's summer clothes of any size, if you can help. Just pop them in the box in the Church porch. It’s such a privilege to be able to help these children in such a practical way.
Message from Magnus
"Thank you so much for your generous donations of backpacks. It is the only gift these children have ever received. Tagala from Malawi says 'I am very happy as I'll be able to keep my exercise books and pencils safely in my new bag. I'm always going to cherish it. It will help me learn. It's like I have won a prize'. Tagala is able to go to school now and receive a meal every day. On behalf of the 1,257,278 children around the world who receive Mary’s Meals every day, I thank you with all my heart for your kindness".
The Vision of Mary's Meals is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need, share with those who lack even the most basic things.
Magnus, who runs the charity, has just published his first book explaining just how the charity began. It is called "The Shed That Fed a Million Children" Over one million children now receive a daily meal of porridge - and it is organised from the shed in his garden! It is an awesome read! You can buy it here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shed-That-Million-Children-Extraordinary/dp/0007578326
He finishes with "Our work has just begun - we have 47 million more children to feed!" Many thanks for your kind donations.