Oban landlord shares love with Mary’s Meals

Kind-hearted Ian Paver gave the donation in memory of his mother Catherine Kinloch Paver.

Back to all stories | Posted on 26 February 19 in News

The landlord of one of our charity shops in Scotland has given an incredible gift of £30,000 to our Double The Love campaign.

Kind-hearted Ian Paver gave the donation in memory of his mother Catherine Kinloch Paver, founder of the Pavers shoe company. 

Ian, 55, who made the donation on behalf of the Paver Foundation, will see his gift go even further during Double The Love.

Until 1 March, 2019, public donations to Mary’s Meals’ Double The Love campaign will be matched by the UK government, up to £2 million, helping to provide life-changing daily school meals to impoverished children in Zambia.

Ian, who is the landlord of our Oban charity shop, said: “After my mum’s passing, I was given some money to donate to charity and Mary’s Meals is a charity that I really believe in. My mum built the Pavers business from nothing into what it is now, so it’s great that her work will also help impoverished children.

“It’s a great way to help celebrate my mum’s life too, she was from Scotland, where Mary’s Meals started. She was from Kirkcaldy, so she was a flying Fifer.

“The Double The Love campaign is brilliant because you know that your donation will go even further, helping even more children through Mary’s Meals.”