Players of People’s Postcode Lottery help Mary’s Meals reach more hungry children

Mary’s Meals has received a massive £425,000 funding boost 

Back to all stories | Posted on 19 Jul 2018 in News

Mary’s Meals has received a massive £425,000 funding boost thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery. 

Part of the funding is being used to provide 9,000 impoverished children around the world with daily life-changing meals for a whole school year.  

The remaining award from players of the charity lottery will support the development of Mary’s Meals as we grow to reach more hungry children.  

Along with essential investment to strengthen infrastructure, the latest funding boost is being used to deliver key projects in staff development, including work to protect and promote the founding values of our charity.  

People’s Postcode Lottery players Tracey Black and Gilli Chrystal joined founder and global CEO of Mary’s Meals, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, and Callum Aitken, programmes advisor with People’s Postcode Lottery, to celebrate the news of the funding boost at our shed in Argyll – the place where our work first began. 

Magnus said: “We are incredibly thankful to players of People’s Postcode Lottery for sharing in our belief that every child should have enough to eat and an education.  

“The generosity of players means that 9,000 hungry children will eat a meal in school today and, looking to the future, many more young lives will be transformed by this wonderful gift.” 

Players of People's Postcode Lottery are a key supporter of Mary’s Meals and a series of awards from its Postcode African Trust has allowed us to reach thousands of hungry children in countries including Malawi, Liberia, Zambia and Kenya.  

Callum added: “It’s incredible that players of the lottery have raised more than £1.2 million to date for Mary’s Meals.  

“I think it’s really great that winners of the lottery have had an opportunity to meet with a charity they are helping to support to understand the impact of funding.”