Soup-er way to help poor­est chil­dren around the world

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Lam­lash Church Hall was full to over­flow­ing last Sun­day with sup­port­ers of Mary’s Meals com­ing out in their dozens from across the is­land to sup­port a lunch fundraiser for the char­ity.

Or­gan­ised by Ar­ran com­mu­nity am­bas­sador for Mary’s Meals Ali­son Page, the suc­cess­ful fundraiser raised £1,215.28 for the char­ity which will feed 87 chil­dren a nu­tri­tious meal ev­ery day for an en­tire year.

Sup­port­ers en­joyed a sim­ple lunch of de­li­cious homemade soup – served in palm-leaf bowls – with bread and fol­lowed by tea or cof­fee and bis­cuits.

Sup­port­ers do­nated homemade soups – with a choice of nine on of­fer for vis­i­tors – and knit­ters Jakki McLellan, Ali­son Arm­strong, Sheila Cameron, Dorothy Boyle and Myra Frost knit­ted mind­ings for the vis­i­tors. In ad­di­tion to the soups, the Brod­ick Co-op pro­vided re­fresh­ments and raf­fle prizes.

Ali­son said: ‘Huge thanks to ev­ery­one on Ar­ran who took time out on a glo­ri­ous Sun­day to sup­port us and for all of your gen­er­ous do­na­tions. I’m bowled over by your gen­eros­ity.

‘Spe­cial thanks to Robert and Lind­sey Marr for run­ning the kitchen and to ev­ery­one who has con­trib­uted in their own way. Your sup­port will en­sure that chil­dren in some of the world’s poor­est com­mu­ni­ties will not go hun­gry.’

Above: Lam­lash Church was full to ca­pac­ity with sup­port­ers who en­joyed an af­ter­noon lunch of bread and soup.

Right: Ali­son Page and vol­un­teers who helped serve up lunch to a church full of Mary’s Meals sup­port­ers.

Left: Hand­made knit­ted mind­ings in­cluded these charm­ing Christ­mas pud­dings.

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