Soroptomists are helping to feed Third World students

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* Mansfield & District Soroptimist International members have raised more than £2,000 to help feed underprivileged students in developing countries.

President Sue Mosley, gave the cheque for £2,407.55 to Lindsay Graham a representative of her chosen charity, Mary’s Meals, following her first year in office, 2013-2014.

Funds were raised by the club members, who held a quiz night with supper, a fashion show, a summer tea party, and coffee mornings.

Mary’s meals is a global movement setting up school feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

The charity provides one daily meal in a place of learning to attract chronically poor children into a classroom where they receive an education that can in the future be their ladder out of poverty. Rita Hallsworth, Sorpotomist media officer said: “ Currently the Charity provides 960,000 children with a daily meal. It costs £12.20 to feed a child for a year, which is quite a humbling thought.”