Veg from NeverSeconds
£130,431.44 raised of £7,000.00 target
£130,431.44 raised so far
How to make a donation
Donate online at - www.justgiving.com/NeverSeconds
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I mentioned in my blog http://www.NeverSeconds.blogspot.co.uk that last year my friends and I set up Charity Children at school and we made felt soaps and candle holders. We had a sale and raised £70 for Mary's Meals enough to feed 7 children for a whole year!
My blog is being read all over the world and some people have said I am very lucky to have lunch at all. They are right. Lots of readers have asked how they can support Charity Children but because I can't make enough felt soaps it is best if you support Mary's Meals directly.
My grandpa says,
'Mary's Meals is a very efficient and effective charity which works with local volunteers to help them provide meals in school for their children. The charity was founded in 2002 by Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, who lives near us in Argyll, Scotland. Now Mary's Meals feeds over 600,000 children in 16 countries, including Malawi, Liberia, Kenya and Haiti. Many of these children go to school for the first time because of this food. How can you go to school when you have to worry about where the next meal is coming from?
It costs just £10.70 (US$16.80) to feed a child in school for a whole year. This is the average cost worldwide. In Malawi, the children are given a mug of Likuni Phala, maize porridge with soya, vitamins and malt extract. If it is all a child gets to eat, which it will be for some children, it is just enough to keep them healthy. It costs only £7 (US$11) to feed a child for a year there. At least 93p in every pound donated is spend directly on this charitable work.'
When Mary's Meals starts doing lunches in a new school they have to build a kitchen first. They cost £7000. I'd really like there to be a NeverSeconds kitchen but maybe it shouldn't be called NeverSeconds because there will be seconds, for everyone!
My updates 4
The BBC documentary 'Martha, Meals and Malawi' airing this weekend on BBC News channel. Saturday 3rd - 05.30; 14.30; and 21.30 Sunday 4th - 03.30; 10.30; 14.30; 23.30 Monday 5th - 01.30 Hope you manage to catch it! Martha and Dave
Thanks for all your support. BBC Scotland made a TV documentary called 'Martha, Meals and Malawi' airing on BBC News channel all this weekend (3rd & 4th Nov). Catch it if you can and see how your donations have been put to fabulous use by Mary's Meals.
Thank you for making the Friends of NeverSeconds kitchen at Lirangwe school happen! Visiting the school in Malawi in October. Will share the trip on the blog. Very excited to be finalist in the Great Scot Awards. In Malawi at time of ceremony but hope to win for all at Lirangwe!
Charity Registration No. SC022140
Mary’s Meals is an international movement that sets up school feeding projects in communities where poverty and hunger prevent children from gaining an education. The charity now feeds more than 600,000 children every school day and it costs just £10.70 / €12.40 / $16.80 to feed a child for a year.
Keep writing, keep making a difference, you're doing an awesome job.
Donation by Melanie Arrow on 07/06/12
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
Keep up the good work Marta! Un abrazo, Richard & Catalina
Donation by Richard Thompson on 07/06/12
Hiya Martha, just read some more about Marys Meals. Thanks for making us aware of that huge aid project! good luck reaching your goal!
Donation by Fraenzchen on 07/06/12
I think you are an inspirational young lady and someone that gives me hope in the future. Keep up your great work. Carolyn
Donation by Carolyn Hall on 07/06/12
What a wonderful cause. I caught onto your blog last week and I read it every day. I know that you will reach your goal soon.
Donation by Crystal on 06/06/12
Hello from the United States! I think your blog is fantastic and I am happy to help you raise money to help feed children in disadvantaged countries.
Donation by Rachel Gary on 06/06/12
Great to see you trying to improve both your choices, and those of people who can't afford lunches at all. Keep up the good work!
Donation by Frances Berriman on 06/06/12
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
This is a wonderful idea! I love your blog; keep writing!
Donation by Lorraine on 06/06/12
Martha, you are doing a very important work! An inspiration to all of us. I'm also a big fan of your blog. Thank you!
Donation by Eeva on 06/06/12
I'm very impressed at you not just improving food at your school but also helping to make sure that other kids get a school lunch too!
Donation by Sarah on 06/06/12
Great cause! Keep up the good work.
Donation by Katharina on 06/06/12
Hi Martha, I think your blog is fantastic and so is your commitment to this charity - you should be very proud!
Donation by Sophie Harrop on 06/06/12
Donation by Nic on 06/06/12
+ £7.50 Gift Aid
I look forward to reading it every day. This just goes to show that everyone can make a difference in someone else life! Keep up the great work!
Donation by Jack Strohm on 06/06/12
Donation by Anonymous on 06/06/12
It's very kind of you to help disadventaged children for being a child yourself. Wish you raised over the target you set.
Donation by Jenny Hsiang on 05/06/12
+ £1.25 Gift Aid
Best wishes from Des Moines, Iowa USA! I wish I was still in school so I could send you a photograph of my lunch.
Donation by Lindsey Smith on 05/06/12
Greetings from New York City! I am really enjoying reading your blog, Veg...keep up the good work!
Donation by MS13 on 05/06/12
Greetings from Washington, DC! I quite enjoy your blog, and I love that you're using it to do good. Thanks for making the world a better place!
Donation by Tanya on 05/06/12
Hello from Minnesota, USA! I read your blog daily and am so impressed that you are using it to help other children. Keep it up!
Donation by Brianne P. on 05/06/12
Donation by Anonymous on 05/06/12
Love your blog! And I'm impressed that you're leveraging it to do good. Too bad I can't get a U.S. tax deduction, or I'd give more. Best of luck!
Donation by Donna R. Hecht on 05/06/12
Love your site! From Portland, Oregon
Donation by Diane W. on 05/06/12
Great initiative! Keep up the good work, Veg, your blog is truly refreshing!! Greetings from Irvine, California, USA.
Donation by Veronique P. on 05/06/12
Your blog is one of the high points of my day. I'm glad you are using it to help others. You're a good kid. You give me hope for the future.
Donation by Sangeeta Darji on 05/06/12
- * Online donations£126,646.44
- Offline donations£3,720.00
- Text donations£65.00
- Total raised£130,431.44
- Gift Aid£21,446.55
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