Meet some of our supporters who are pushing themselves to the limit to help us reach the next child!

Going the extra mile

Yorkshire man Robert Thewlis and his mother, Susan, made a pact to lose weight together. Tragically, just days after the pact was made, Susan died suddenly. Robert vowed to keep this promise and lose weight in memory of his mum.  

He set himself the challenge of running more than 600 miles this year to raise money for Mary’s Meals and has lost an incredible seven stone! 


Mostar run

This March, ‘a race for Mary’s Meals’ was held in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. An impressive 160 runners took part, enabling 80 children to receive Mary’s Meals for a whole school year. 


Basketball bonanza

Local celebrities teamed up with supporters in Calgary, Canada for a basketball contest, raising funds for two schools in Malawi – Kagolo Primary School and Mazala Primary School. Team Mazala emerged victorious with an 85-68 win, however, the real victory was for the 260 children who are now guaranteed a daily meal. An incredible $4,172.74 was raised during the event.  


A combined effort  

Pupils and teachers at Princethorpe College in Warwickshire, UK, undertook a gruelling 40-mile sponsored walk on behalf of Mary’s Meals, raising a remarkable £11,660.95 in the process.   


Grandads can do it too! 

Graham Eastbury walked 80 miles to celebrate turning 80 – and raise funds for Mary’s Meals. He walked all the way from his local parish church in Eastbourne to Canterbury Cathedral in just eight days! 

Thanks so much to all the sporting heroes from around the world who are putting their best foot forward for Mary’s Meals.