The Proclaimers set walking challenge

The Proclaimers are asking you to Move for Meals to help Mary’s Meals feed hungry children in some of the world’s poorest countries.

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You don’t have to walk 500 miles to raise funds for Mary’s Meals this summer.

The Proclaimers famously sang about walking 500 miles and now the musical brothers are asking people in Argyll and Bute to take on their own walking challenge to help Mary’s Meals feed hungry children.

The Scottish duo is calling on residents to take part in the charity’s Move for Meals campaign, which encourages people to raise sponsorship while getting active.

Mary’s Meals serves nutritious school meals in some of the world’s poorest countries. The promise of a good meal attracts hungry children to the classroom, giving them the energy to learn and hope for a brighter future.

The Proclaimers – Craig and Charlie Reid – have supported Mary’s Meals for several years.

Craig said: ‘Summer is here and there’s never been a better time to get your walking shoes on and raise money for this great charity. It costs just £15.90 to feed a hungry child with Mary’s Meals for a school year so a little sponsorship can make a big difference.’

Charlie added: ‘We are not asking you to walk 500 miles, or 500 more. With Mary’s Meals, just a small number of steps can help feed hungry children.’

Mary’s Meals reaches 2,279,941 children every school day in 20 countries, including Ethiopia, Syria and Haiti.

Dan McNally, head of grassroots engagement at Mary’s Meals, said: ‘We serve Mary’s Meals in the world’s poorest countries because we know that’s where children need us the most.

‘Today, we face some of our greatest challenges yet in a world devastated by conflict, food insecurity and the cost of living crisis. It is easy to feel hopeless when faced with so much suffering. But every single thing people do for our mission makes an enormous difference to the children who eat Mary’s Meals.’

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Caption: The Proclaimers are asking you to Move for Meals to help Mary’s Meals feed hungry children in some of the world’s poorest countries.