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Charity Mary's Meals is looking for volunteers in Inverness

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Bertha, 11, enjoys Mary's meals at school in Zambia.
Bertha, 11, enjoys Mary's meals at school in Zambia.

People in Inverness can help to feed hungry children living in the world’s poorest countries by becoming a Mary’s Meals volunteer.

The charity feeds more than two million children every school day is looking for volunteers to join its Highlands and Islands group and help raise awareness of its work in the local community.

This could include giving talks; holding screening events of inspiring films; or helping organise fundraising events.

Peter Harkins, lead volunteer at the Mary’s Meals Highlands and Islands Group, said: “We would love to welcome more volunteers from Inverness into our Mary’s Meals family, so that we can keep reaching the little ones who rely on our life-changing meals. We have lots of exciting opportunities and provide training and support throughout.”

The charity provides a daily meal to school children in 20 of the worlds poorest countries.

Bertha (11) benefits from the free meals.

The nutritious mug of porridge she receives at her school in Zambia allows her to concentrate in class and work towards her dream of becoming a teacher.

Bertha says: “I get to school at 9am and wait for the porridge. I love going to school because this is where I’m learning how to read and write.

“I admire my teachers so when I grow up and finish school, I would like to become a teacher.”

For more information about volunteering contact peter.harkins@marysmeals.org or freephone 0800 698 1212.

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