Retired teacher Dorothy Walsh appeals to the public of Largs to consider donating to Mary's Meals to help feed children in school in third world countries, and teach them so that they can fulfil their potential.

Dear sir,

As a retired teacher, I am only too aware of how precious education is and how many factors can affect a child’s experience at school.

That’s why I’m proud to support Mary’s Meals, the international school feeding charity. They do an incredible job, feeding more than 2.4 million hungry children every school day in 18 of the world’s poorest countries with a nutritious meal – giving them energy to learn and hope for a brighter future.

Mary’s Meals is a simple idea that works. The promise of a good meal at school increases enrolment and improves attendance. In communities where the charity serves its meals, far fewer children leave school early because of hunger.

I decided to set up a monthly direct debit to Mary’s Meals so that I can be a continuous supporter of this wonderful charity. Just £19.50 can feed a hungry child for a whole school year. I feel glad that my regular gift can help to give the organisation security of income on which they can depend, while they strive to reach the next hungry child waiting for Mary’s Meals.

This summer, with the charity’s Direct Debits Tripled campaign, your readers can make their kindness go three times as far and help Mary’s Meals feed even more hungry children. Until September 29, anyone who sets up a direct debit to Mary’s Meals will have their first three donations will be tripled by a group of generous donors, up to £150,000.

I hope your readers can join me in giving a regular gift to a charity which is fulfilling the most basic needs for millions of families – feeding children in school and teaching them so that they can fulfil their potential. 

Dorothy Walsh,
Mary’s Meals Supporter