Catch up with the latest news from our amazing fundraisers around the world.

Super gran

Ellison Hudson from Dundee in Scotland celebrated her 80th birthday by cycling 134 miles around Scotland in just five days to help feed hungry children in their place of education. The grandmother of ten said: “I love the simple idea behind Mary’s Meals – giving children a good meal at school.” 

Waves of hope 

Canadian Liz Lambert took to the chilly waters of the Pacific Ocean for a 2km fundraising swim from the infamous Alcatraz prison to San Francisco Bay. The 40-year-old caused a splash with supporters who helped her raise an impressive $10,585.66 – enough to ensure that all 656 pupils at Habitat Primary School in Malawi can enjoy daily school meals for a whole year.

Mountain challenge 


Retired US Air Force Lt Colonel, Georgette “Jettes” Young from Albuquerque, New Mexico, set her sights high when she decided to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Sadly, acute mountain sickness forced her to turn back before she made it to the top but fellow climbers she met along the way carried her Mary’s Meals t-shirt to the summit in solidarity. Despite the setbacks, Jettes raised an incredible $15,555 to help change the lives of hungry children.  

Mini marathon 

Many thanks to all the lovely ladies who took to the streets of Dublin recently and completed the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon 10km challenge in aid of Mary’s Meals. The atmosphere was fantastic and so was the support, with a grand total of €4,576 raised for our school feeding programmes around the world! 

Summer fun 

Children at St John’s Summer Camp in Hollywood, Maryland, USA, chose to Sponsor A School and cover the cost of feeding every child at Chaone Primary in Malawi for a whole year. They held a mulch sale, threw a pizza party, enjoyed a chicken dinner and put on a play. They also pledged to give up treats, putting the money saved towards their ambitious fundraising total. Thanks to their hard work and dedication, they raised a spectacular $21,216! 

There are many different ways you can help by donating your time, money, thoughts and prayers.