Pupils from Spalding’s Priory School raised over £160 for the international Mary’s Meals project through donations made covering a map of the world with coins and collecting items to fill eight bags.
Mary’s Meals is a project started several years ago to help children in deprived countries get food and education. The money raised by the Priory pupils will be enough to feed 13 or 14 children for a year. Backpacks full of basic items, such as books, pencils, soap etc are also collected by various organisations who have assisted the Rotary Club of South Holland to support this project in enriching the lives of the world’s poorest children. This charity work has assisted the school with reaccreditation of their International Award and on Friday three members of South Holland Rotary Club – president Pat Luckett, Peter Start and Ken Bush – visited the school, heard more of the work the students had achieved and accepted the items and money. A Rotary spokesman said: “This was a fantastic effort by these young people who deserve great credit for their hard work in helping others who are much less fortunate.”