Interact Club raises enough to build Mary’s Meal kitchen

Pictured are Brechin High School rector Archie Bathgate, Stuart Ferguson, Brechin High School head boy Harry Runcie, Brechin Rotary Club President Steve Collis and Steve Dempsey.
Pictured are Brechin High School rector Archie Bathgate, Stuart Ferguson, Brechin High School head boy Harry Runcie, Brechin Rotary Club President Steve Collis and Steve Dempsey.

Last week saw the culmination of Brechin High School Interact Club’s ambitious effort to fund a complete Mary’s Meals’ kitchen in Malawi.

The group were aided and abetted by Brechin and other Rotary clubs, and were able to reach their ambitious, and impressive, target of £7,000.

A Brechin Rotary spokesperson explained some background of the charity, saying: “Mary’s Meals was founded by two Scots, Magnus and Fergus McFarlane-Barrow, and it now provides daily life changing meals to over 600,000 hungry children. They have a simple ethos. They deliver food and hope.

“By providing one good meal to hungry, impoverished children every school day, they are filling their empty bellies so they have the energy and opportunity to learn, which can be their escape route out of poverty in later life.”

Brechin Rotary Club President Steve Collis said it was a marvellous achievement and reflected well on the youngsters.

Stuart Ferguson of the Mary’s Meals organisation attended the cheque presentation. Also at the cheque presentation were Brechin High School Rector Archie Bathgate, head boy Harry Runcie and from Brechin Rotary Club, president Steve Collis and Steve Dempsey.

Money was raised through a variety of methods, including at the Brechin Rotary’s annual race night and at the Interact Club’s bingo and quiz night.