Over £1,000 raised to feed children in poverty for a year

A FOUNDATION in Cosham has raised more than £1,000 to feed over 150 children at school for the year.

Tuesday, 29th January 2019, 12:37 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 7:36 pm

The Union of Catholic Mothers (UCM) foundation organised a Sunday afternoon 'get together' with tea, cake and dancing which saw more than 60 people turnout for the fundraiser.

They were raising vital funds for Mary's Meals, a registered charity which pledges one hot meal a day to any child who attends school in developing countries.

Supporters were joining forces as part of the government’s ‘double your money’ scheme promise. 

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It meant people from St Colman’s Church, Cosham, and St Paul's Paulsgrove who raised £1,160 will actually see £2,320 go to the charity with the government matching what was raised.

It is thought the amount will be enough to feed over 166 children for a year. It is believed £13.90 is enough to feed one child every day of a school year.

Cathy Riley, treasurer of UCM, said: ‘Some of these children are in poverty and this money will encourage them to go to school.

‘It was a great turnout considering we were only able to advertise it before Christmas. It was an enjoyable event and was nice of so many people to donate money for such a good cause.’