A BIG-HEARTED Glasgow man has raised a phenomenal £12,000 in aid of Mary’s Meals by completing a lung-busting run across the Sahara Desert.
The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a parent from St Monica’s Primary in Pollok and completed the gruelling run after being inspired by the work of the Scottish charity, which has been working with Primary Schools in Malawi since 2009.
Charles McCusker, founder of Beanfeast charity for children - the charity the donation was channelled through – presented the cheque to Tony Begley from Mary’s Meals at a special ceremony organised by the school.
On top of the £12,000 raised, another £1000 will be donated, which has been raised by St Monica’s Primary.
Part of this fantastic donation will by used by Mary’s Meals to build and equip a kitchen in a Malawi Primary School in the south-eastern district as well as providing hungry children with food for an entire year.
The remainder will fund a kitchen shelter and equipment at Chenga School in the south-west region, the area Malawi Leaders of Learning is concentrating on at the moment.
Elaine Muir, St Monica’s head teacher is over the moon and said: “This is an amazing contribution to Mary’s Meals and I’m delighted that the school can help out the hundreds of children at these two schools.
“We are so thankful to our parent and I will make sure he is kept up-to-date with the progress of the kitchen and the schools we will now be linked to.”