A Pinner book shop has launched a book about a charity which helps feeds millions of children in developing countries.
BrOOK’S Pinner supported the charity Mary’s Meals by hosting a local launch of the Sunday Times Bestseller, The Shed that Fed a Million Children recently.
Mary’s Meals is a UK registered charity that provides more than 1.4 million children in developing countries with one school meal a day for the whole school year for £13.90 per child.
The book was written by the founder of Mary’s Meals, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, and is an in-depth account of how the charity was set up from a very tiny shed in Dalmally, Scotland, and went on to touch the hearts and become a source of hope for millions.
A launch evening at BrOOK’S was led by the chair of the Mary’s Meals Middlesex group, Jacqui Richardson, and supported by other local Mary’s Meals volunteers.
They talked about the book, the impactful work of the charity, read passages and answered lots questions.
One of the initiatives set out in the book that raised a lot of interest during the evening was the ‘backpack collection’, where children in the UK can recycle unwanted backpacks in good condition by filling them with useful essentials such as a set of clothing and shoes, stationery, hygiene items, a ball and a spoon.
These are then checked by Mary’s Meals and transported to Malawi where they provide very poor children being served Mary’s Meals with much needed items.
Thanks to the event at BrOOK’S, Mary’s Meals has had plenty of support from adults and children in Pinner.
Go to marysmeals.org.uk for more information.
Picture courtesy of BrOOK’S