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Sophie and Emma Thompson ‘Double The Love’ for Mary’s Meals

Our UK campaign attracts Hollywood stars of screen and stage

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Sisters and award-winning actresses, Emma and Sophie Thompson, are putting their talents towards raising support for Mary’s Meals Double the Love campaign. The British siblings are showing their support of the initiative which will see generous supporters of Mary’s Meals double all gifts donated this winter, with up to £1.6 million of match funding available. 

The distinguished sisters described the campaign as a “wonderful opportunity” for people to support Mary’s Meals. They are encouraging people to donate so that we can continue to provide a daily meal for chronically poor children in a place of learning, attracting them to the classroom to gain an education – breaking the cycle of poverty for them and their communities.

Sophie, a long-standing supporter of Mary’s Meals says: “Emma and I were marvelling about how Mary’s Meals provides food at school for children living in the most desperate circumstances, encouraging them to gain an education that will, in the future, help them out of poverty.

We are delighted to announce that donations made to this awesome charity this winter will be doubled – meaning even more little ones will receive a daily serving of Mary’s Meals.

Emma adds: “Our mother is Scottish, and Argyll is a very special place for our family. I am overjoyed that a charity founded there is changing the lives of children in some of the world’s poorest countries. It truly is an incredible achievement.

Double The Love presents a wonderful opportunity for us all to get behind Mary’s Meals and show children living in the world’s poorest countries that we care.”

The Double The Love campaign runs until 31 January 2022.

Please visit to learn more about the campaign and our work to change the story for the next hungry child living in poverty.

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