Volunteers are the lifeblood of Mary’s Meals

In the UK, they help in all aspects such as dedicating their time in our warehouse and shops, working as speakers to help spread word of our work, to advising us on organisational development.

Back to all stories | Posted on 31 May 2017 in Blog

Julian Wong, 65, from Suffolk, was always daunted by the idea of public speaking however since becoming a community ambassador for Mary’s Meals, he is eager to talk to as many people as possible to show how easy it is for them to support the world’s poorest children.

Julian has been a long-term supporter of Mary’s Meals, having been amazed at how little it costs to feed a child for a whole school year.

He became interested in the idea of becoming a community ambassador for Mary’s Meals after receiving a leaflet in the post which suggested different ways that people can get involved in supporting our work.

Open quote mark However, the more I looked at films about Mary’s Meals on YouTube, the more passionate I felt about the charity and I was compelled to at least give it a go. Close quote mark
Julian Wong, Volunteer

Julian said: “I was not used to public speaking and the thought of doing that was in fact rather daunting."

“However, the more I looked at films about Mary’s Meals on YouTube, the more passionate I felt about the charity and I was compelled to at least give it a go.”

Since then, Julian has done talks about our work to churches, rotary groups, schools and helps to spread the word of Mary’s Meals as much as he can in his community.

He added: “To see the smiles of those children when they have a cup of porridge in their hands is so rewarding. I only hope I can pass on my passion to my audience when I speak to them. I forget all my fears of public speaking when this passion takes over.”

To find out more about how you can volunteer for Mary’s Meals, please email us on volunteer@marysmeals.org

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