Letter to the Editor from Scottish athlete Eilish McColgan

As a sportsperson, I am really passionate about helping people to enjoy keeping fit. That’s why I’m delighted to support Mary’s Meals’ new active fundraising challenge, From Dalmally to Malawi.

This incredible charity feeds more than 2.4 million children in 18 of the world’s poorest countries every school day. The promise of a nutritious meal attracts these children into the classroom, where they can gain an education that can be their ladder out of poverty.

This April, Mary’s Meals is inviting people to join take part in a virtual journey from Dalmally, the village in the Scottish Highlands where the charity was founded, to Malawi, the country where it first served its life-changing school meals.

There’s still time to sign up and help feed children in some of the world’s poorest communities. All your readers need to do is pledge to complete a number of miles in April and ask friends and family for sponsorship.

Walk, run or swim, participants can take part in any way they choose! Everyone who takes part will receive a special Mary’s Meals medal and certificate at the end of the challenge.

I’d love to see as many of your readers as possible at the finish line!

To sign up to take part in From Dalmally to Malawi, please visit: marysmeals.org.uk/dalmally-to-malawi

Eilish McColgan,
Champion long-distance runner and Mary’s Meals supporter