Perthshire Advertiser

Heather’s pots of kindness give Mary’s Meals a boost

- MELANIE BONN

A retired home economics teacher in Highland Perthshire has filled 400 jars of jam to help the school-feeding charity Mary’s Meals.

Super sweet Heather Perry, from Calvine near Pitlochry, got busy making preserves to sell in aid Mary’s Meals which helps hungry children in 19 of the poorest countries get a nutritious daily meal.

The former HE teacher cooked up delicious jam, chutneys and mint jelly using her neighbour’s home-grown rhubarb and donations of fruit and vegetables from other local residents.

Heather sold many of her 400 pots of jam and jelly at the recent Highland Wildlife Park Christmas fair and in January is planning to start an honesty trolley in return for donations to Mary’s Meals.

To date she has raised more than £400 which will be doubled thanks to the charity’s Double The Love campaign.

Heather said:“Everything about Mary’s Meals makes such tremendous sense.

“I think it’s incredible that 93 per cent of all the money Mary’s Meals receives goes directly to the front line of the charity.”

 ??  ?? Fundraiser Heather Perry from Calvine sold her lovely preserves for Mary’s Meals
Fundraiser Heather Perry from Calvine sold her lovely preserves for Mary’s Meals

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