The Proclaimers launch Double The Love!
UK government match public donations to Mary’s Meals until 31 January 2021, up to £2 million.
he Proclaimers have given their support to our campaign, Double The Love, launched today that will see the UK government match public donations to Mary’s Meals until 31 January 2021, up to £2 million.
Funding raised through Double The Love will allow us to reach more than 43,000 hungry children in Bong County, Liberia, with a life-changing meal at school. The nutritious food, prepared by local communities, attracts the children into the classroom and gives them the energy to learn.
The Proclaimers – Craig and Charlie Reid – have been supporters of our work for several years. They took time out from writing their next album to help with the launch of our campaign.
Craig says: “We think the work Mary’s Meals does is fantastic. We’ve been following its incredible impact for years and we’re now delighted to be able to support its campaign to feed more hungry children in Liberia.”
Charlie added: “For the next few months people’s donations will be doubled by the UK government, meaning that supporters can double the impact of the pounds they’re giving.
“This year has been tough for everyone in different ways but, in the same way that music brings people together, Double The Love offers a brilliant opportunity for us all to get behind Mary’s Meals and show children in Liberia that we care.”
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, children have continued to eat Mary’s Meals beyond the classroom thanks to the safe community distribution of food to be prepared and eaten at home. As schools across Liberia re-open, we are working closely with local governments and communities to ensure children can continue to safely receive the promise of a nutritious daily meal.
With our low-cost approach, a donation of just £15.90 will feed a child with Mary’s Meals for a whole school year. And until 31 January 2021, that same donation, when matched by the UK government, will feed two hungry children for an entire school year!