TUCO raises more than £22,000 for charity Mary’s Meals

TUCO raises more than £22,000 for charity Mary’s Meals
28/06/2019 - 05:00
On 22 June #TUCOfamily of The University Caterers Organisation (TUCO) took on the challenge of walking 22 miles around the Lake District to raise £22,000 for the charity, Mary’s Meals.

Mathew White spearheaded TUCO's campaign to support Mary’s Meals and so far they have raised over £100,000 to date. It costs just £13.90 for Mary’s Meals to feed a child for the school year, in some of the world’s poorest communities. 3,500 children in Malawi have benefitted from the campaign.

Matthew White, TUCO chairman said: “I am extremely proud of our #TUCOfamily for completing the 22-mile trek around Ullswater Valley. Not only are we given the opportunity to feed school children in some of the poorest communities in the world, but we are also nourishing their minds with education.

“We want to aid the potential in these young people as they begin their lives in extremely difficult circumstances.”

Last year TUCO members climbed the UK’s largest mountain Ben Nevis in Scotland. They raised £18,140 and the money went on to feed 1,305 school children in Malawi.

Frank Nelson, head of fundraising at Mary’s Meals, said:
 “We are extremely grateful to the TUCO family for helping us transform the lives of more hungry children with Mary’s Meals through their amazing and tireless fundraising efforts.

“Our work to feed children in impoverished countries every day where they attend school would not be possible without the generosity of our superstar supporters who are giving food and hope to some of the world’s poorest children.”

Mary’s Meals began by feeding 200 children in Malawi in 2002. Now it is providing life-changing meals to over 1.4 million children every school day in 18 countries worldwide, including Liberia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Haiti, Kenya, India and South Sudan.

For more information about TUCO’s challenge and to make a donation visit: https://www.marysmeals.org.uk/fundraising/project/matthew-white/trek-22 

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