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UK Government to double donations to Mary’s Meals campaign

Mary’s Meals has launched a new campaign that will see all donations made to the charity until March 1 doubled by the UK Government.

The UK government funding means public donations to Double The Love will be doubled by the UK government, up to £2 million. This will enable Mary’s Meals to reach thousands more chronically hungry children in Zambia with a life-changing meal every school day.

The campaign – which is being backed by the SCO – was officially announced in Dalmally, Argyll, where the global work of Mary’s Meals first began.

The charity is named after Our Lady, and still takes inspiration today from the Medjugorje Marian shrine in Bosnia and Herzegovina that motivated Global chief executive Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow to found the organisation.

Mr MacFarlane-Barrow launched the campaign with the help of two sets of identical twins, four-year-olds Grace and Flora MacDougall, and eight-year-olds Ed and Ollie Cowdry.

“We had a wonderful welcome at Dalmally Primary School, where the children are always so enthusiastic about the work of Mary’s Meals,” Mr MacFarlane-Barrow said.

“Our wonderful supporters of all ages never cease to amaze us with their love and kindness. With match funding from the UK government, we have a wonderful opportunity to create an even bigger impact and transform the lives of many, many more hungry children with the gift of food and education.”

For further information on the Double The Love appeal, and to find out how to get involved, visit

Read more about the campaign in next week’s edition of the SCO.

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