Butler’s charity act for poor kids
Gerard Butler says his support for the international aid charity Mary’s Meals is his way of “paying it forward”.
The organisation help to feed more than one million children in 17 countries.
The Hollywood star is putting his career on hold to visit one of their projects in Africa later this month.
The Scottish charity also work in Asia, Latin America, eastern Europe and the Ca r ibbean, ensur ing children get at least one meal a day.
The 48- year- old actor said: “It’s a bit of paying it forward, which in truth is something I still need to get better at.
“It’s impossible to go on these trips and for it not to have a profound effect on your psyche and soul.”
Mary’s Meals started in 2002 when Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, from Argyll, visited Malawi and witnessed the plight of youngsters who did not have enough to eat.
But l e r tol d Jetset magazine: “For a long time, my mum had been harping on about this beautiful organisation and this man who she felt was a saint.
“A little time later, I was presenting on CNN Heroes and the hero I was speaking on behalf of turned out to be Magnus himself.”
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