How a simple soup lunch helps the world’s children

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Lamlash Church Hall was full to overflowing last Sunday with supporters of Mary’s Meals coming out in their dozens from across the island to support a lunch fundraiser for the charity.

Organised by Arran community ambassador for Mary’s Meals, Alison Page, the successful fundraiser raised £1,215.28 for the charity which will feed 87 children a nutritious meal every day for an entire year.

Supporters enjoyed a simple lunch of delicious homemade soup – served in palm-leaf bowls – with bread and followed by tea or coffee and biscuits.

Supporters donated homemade soups – with a choice of nine of offer for visitors – and knitters Jakki McLellan, Alison Armstrong, Sheila Cameron, Dorothy Boyle and Myra Frost, knitted mindings for the visitors. In addition to the soups, the Brodick Co-op provided refreshments and raffle prizes.

Alison said: ‘Huge thanks to everyone on Arran who took time out on a glorious Sunday to support us and for all of your generous donations. I’m bowled over by your generosity!

‘Special thanks to Robert and Lindsey Marr for running the kitchen and to everyone who has contributed in their own way. Your support will ensure that children in some of the world’s poorest communities will not go hungry.’

Alison Page and volunteers who helped serve up lunch to a church full of Mary’s Meals supporters. No_B44meals01

Lamlash Church was full to capacity with supporters who enjoyed an afternoon lunch of bread and soup. No_B44meals02

Handmade knitted mindings included these charming Christmas puddings. No_B44meals03