Mary’s Meals founder in line for award

The Oban Times - - News -

THE founder of Scot­tish char­ity Mary’s Meals, Mag­nus Mac­Far­lane- Bar­row, has been short-listed for a hu­man­i­tar­ian award.

Mr Mac­Far­lane-Bar­row founded the char­ity in 2002 to give chil­dren in des­per­ately poor ar­eas of the world a hot meal dur­ing the school day. This en­cour­aged them to go to school and en­sured they had at least one de­cent meal a day.

Mr Mac­Far­lane-Bar­row is in the run­ning for the 2016 Robert Burns Hu­man­i­tar­ian Award to­gether with Nige­rian lawyer Zanna Bukar Mustapha and sur­geon David Knott.

The win­ner will be an­nounced at a con­cert at the Brig O’Doon Ho­tel, Al­loway tonight (Jan­uary 21).

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