Love reaches ev­ery­where

The Wokingham Paper - - VIEWPOINTS -

A beau­ti­ful new film about the char­ity Mary’s Meals, fea­tur­ing Ger­ard But­ler, has just been re­leased. Love Reaches Ev­ery­where sees the Hol­ly­wood ac­tor vis­it­ing schools in Liberia and Haiti in the 30-minute fea­ture.

Mary’s Meals nor­mally serves nu­tri­tious meals in schools, at­tract­ing im­pov­er­ished chil­dren to the class­room where they can gain an ed­u­ca­tion that will one day be their lad­der out of poverty. Dur­ing the Covid-19 pan­demic, we have de­vel­oped safe meth­ods of dis­tri­bu­tion which al­low al­most all the chil­dren who nor­mally en­joy our meals to eat at home in­stead.

Love Reaches Ev­ery­where shows Ger­ard, who has starred in films such as 300 and P.S. I Love You, im­mers­ing him­self in com­mu­nity life – teach­ing a maths les­son, plant­ing crops in a school gar­den, car­ry­ing wa­ter from a lo­cal well, and even shar­ing act­ing tips with some chil­dren.

It is avail­able to watch for free now at marys­meals.org.uk/ lovereach­e­sev­ery­where. I hope it will be a tonic for your read­ers at this un­cer­tain time, show­ing the dif­fer­ence do­na­tions made here in the UK can make to lit­tle ones liv­ing in some of the world’s poor­est coun­tries – and prov­ing that love re­ally does reach ev­ery­where.

Daniel Adams , UK Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor of Mary’s Meals

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