BY Amanda Connelly | January 12 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print


The sky’s no limit on Amy’s fundraising

A brave young woman from Bishopbriggs leapt from a height of more than 10,000 feet to help some of the world’s poorest children

21-year-old Amy McSherry took part in a sponsored skydive for Scottish charity Mary’s Meals last month, which saw her leap from a plane to support the charity’s live-saving work of giving a daily school meal to children living in poverty.

Miss McSherry, an early years worker at Cleddens Learning and Childcare Centre in Bishopbriggs, conquered her nerves to soar through the skies on December 10, raising an incredible sum of almost £1,000 for the charity.

“I’m aware of the life-changing aid that Mary’s Meals provided daily so despite being nervous about the jump, I remained mindful of the amazing work the charity does to support some of the world’s poorest communities,” she said. “I am very grateful to everyone who has supported me in my fundraising efforts, including my family and friends, my fellow parishioners at St Augustine’s RC Church in Milton, and my work colleagues.”

Miss McSherry (above with her instructor Rab, and right during the dive) was delighted to find out that her total raised—£977.11—will be doubled by three donors to the charity including the People’s Postcode Lottery.

All donations to Mary’s Meals up to December 31, in support of its Double The Love campaign, were doubled and the matched amount put towards general funds to help the charity with its work.

Mary’s Meals gives 1,230,171 children a daily school meal across 15 different countries, encouraging them to come to school and gain an education, which can help lift them out of poverty.

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