Ex-Eurythmics singer Annie and former Strictly Come Dancing star Alesha are both supporting our campaign which invites people to get their hands on a bright blue mug, similar to those we use to provide Mary’s Meals to children in Malawi.
The plastic mugs are being offered as an alternative gift for a minimum donation of £7 each, which is how much it costs us in Malawi to feed a child for a whole school year.
Our Big Blue Mug campaign was recently launched by top TV and radio personality Dermot O’Leary, and has since also received the support of actor Stephen Fry, and leaders of Scottish political parties.
Alesha said: “The work of Mary’s Meals is very important and very inspiring. I’m delighted to support the Big Blue Mug Campaign, which draws attention to the life-changing meals so many hungry children are enjoying every day in Malawi.
“To think that Mary’s Meals can feed a child every school day, and in doing so give them access to an education that will help them escape poverty, for such a small amount of money is quite amazing.”
In Malawi, Mary’s Meals feeds over 500,000 children every school day – 20% of the primary school population.
Each child is given a daily serving of likuni phala which is a vitamin enriched maize porridge served in plastic mugs. Each child is responsible for their own mug, ensuring they get a fair portion every school day. Some carry them around their neck on a piece of string to make sure they don’t miss out.
Find Out More Here! http://www.marysmeals.org.uk/mug/