Duncan Bannatyne backs Double The Love

Duncan is a long-time supporter of our work and has visited projects in Malawi and Romania. 

Back to all stories | Posted on 23 Jan 2019 in News

Fitness entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne is backing our Double The Love campaign, which sees £1 doubled to become £2! 

Before 1 March 2019, public donations are being matched by the UK government, up to £2 million, to transform the lives of hungry children in Zambia.

Duncan is a long-time supporter of our work and has visited projects in Malawi and Romania. Following the catastrophic Haiti earthquake in 2010, he travelled to Port-au-Prince to meet some of the children who were relying on the food provided by Mary’s Meals.

Duncan said: “When I first came across Mary’s Meals, they had just started feeding 200 children in Malawi, and now they reach more than 1.3 million children all around the world. I am amazed at how much they can do with even the smallest donation and having seen their work in action, I know how life-changing the meals are for the children, their families and communities.

“With the match-funding from the UK government, every donation right now will go even further – in fact, a donation of just £13.90, when doubled by the government, will feed two hungry children for a whole year. It really is a great time to get involved and do something fantastic.”

Mary’s Meals has been working in Zambia since 2014 and is now reaching more than 92,000 children there every school day.

The country has high rates of malnutrition, poverty and food insecurity, with more than 360,000 primary school age children out of education.

 By providing one good meal every day in school, Mary’s Meals brings hungry children to the classroom allowing them to work towards a brighter future.

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