As an organisation Mary's Meals provides over 1 million children with a meal every school day and 500,000 school backpacks have been distributed (www.marysmeals.org.uk) and here along the Shore and in Dunoon we have actively contributed to those achievements. For 2 years we have raised enough money to feed 100 children (or more!) a year and over 12 months we collected over 100 backpacks. Our target this year is £1390 so that we can continue to feed 100 children and more backpacks as we work towards a total of 200! Our 1st event was an interesting and well supported ‘Meet the Author’ evening at the Library in Dunoon with Ann McClintock who's book, illustrated by another local person Elizabeth Bruce, is being sold for Mary's Meals. This will be followed by an Afternoon Tea at Dunoon Catholic Church Centre on 19th May, 2.30 – 4.30 pm with the local Parkinson's Support Group who will have a bottle Tombola in aid of Parkinson's Research. There will be various stalls and in the past we've had live music. Our annual event at Kilmun Hall will be on Sunday 7th October, and we hope to collect more backpacks with the help of Santa again this year.
Thankyou to everyone for your ongoing support and help - it's truly a community effort.