Mary’s Meals Fundraising

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Mary’s Meals Fundraising- St Edmund’s School

This term we are supporting Mary’s Meals, and we would like to invite individual parishioners and families to support us if they wish. Mary’s Meals is a charity who work to give children in very poor countries a hot meal at school every day, enabling children to be fed and receive an education. We are supporting Mary’s Meals in 2 ways:

The Backpack Project

We are collecting resources to make backpacks including school equipment, clothing and personal hygiene supplies which will be sent directly to schoolchildren in Malawi. Lists of what to include in a backpack are:

  • Backpack/school bag
  • Notepad/ exercise book
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Crayons
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Ruler
  • Pencil case
  • Towel
  • Shorts or skirt, T-shirt or dress
  • Flip-flops or sandals
  • Small ball (e.g. tennis ball)
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Spoon (preferably metal)

We are collecting either fully-filled backpacks or items to put in to backpacks. Please drop any donations off at the school office before 30th November.

Race to feed 100 children

Mrs Fiona Semple (Nursery Class teacher) is running the Great South Run, a 10 mile road race around Portsmouth, on 21st October. Mary’s Meals can feed a child for a year with a donation of £13.90, and Mrs Semple is hoping to raise at least £1390 to allow us to feed 100 children for a year. If you would like to donate to this appeal then please visit , click on the ‘Fundraising’ box at the bottom of the page and then ‘Search for a friend’s project’, and then type in ‘Fiona Semple’ or ‘Race to feed 100 children’.

Thank you in advance for your support,

The pupils and staff at St Edmund’s School.