Magnus to speak at public event in Falkirk

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow will be speaking at Falkirk Trinity Church on Wednesday 2nd December at 7pm.

Mary’s Meals founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow will appear in Falkirk tomorrow evening to tell the inspirational story of our global school feeding charity that began life in his father’s garden shed.

Magnus became a Sunday Times bestselling author earlier this year when his book, The Shed That Fed A Million Children, appeared on the prestigious book list shortly after its release in May.

On the evening of Wednesday December 2nd, at 7pm, Falkirk Trinity Church will welcome him to share news about the work of Mary’s Meals along with stories from his book. All are welcome, and tickets (£10 each) can be purchased from the Steeple Box Office (01324 506850). All proceeds will be donated to Mary’s Meals and will be matched by the UK Government, meaning double the funds for Mary’s Meals (all UK donations to Mary’s Meals are being doubled by the UK Government until 28/12/15).

Gillian Gardner of Falkirk Trinity Church said: “We’re very excited about Magnus coming to speak here. We try to invite really interesting people with a story to tell and I know Magnus certainly has a great story to share.

“We’re so supportive of the work Mary’s Meals is doing to provide hungry children with meals in school and we’re keen for as many people as possible – including children from our own local schools – to come along and hear more about Mary’s Meals and how they can get involved.”

Support for Mary’s Meals is strong around the Falkirk area, with churches, schools, organisations and individuals doing their bit to see impoverished children benefit from food and education.

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, CEO and founder of Mary’s Meals, said: “I’m looking forward to visiting Falkirk Trinity Church to give an update on our work to the community there. 

“The consistent support for Mary’s Meals here since we began this work has been fantastic, and it’s always lovely to meet with people who are supporting us in their communities, whose passion and dedication allows us to reach more than one million hungry children with daily meals in school.

“The work of Mary’s Meals is beautifully simple and anyone at all can become a part of this movement, using their own skills and gifts to help the world’s poorest communities to feed their children in school.”

There are many different ways you can help – by donating your time, money, skills and prayers.