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Redhill group fills 100th Mary’s Meals backpack

PUBLISHED: 14:00 13 September 2017

Redhill WI members Jacky Seymour and Hilary Vowles.

Redhill WI members Jacky Seymour and Hilary Vowles.

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A women’s institute group is celebrating filling the 100th backpack to be sent off to some of the world’s poorest children.

Members of the Redhill WI have been supporting Mary’s Meals, a charity which aims to provide hot meals for in schools attended by children in impoverished areas.

Working alongside Wrington WI and Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church in Cheddar since February, the group has filled 100 backpacks with food items to be sent around the world.

Redhill WI member Jacky Seymour said: “To have reached a target of 100 in only six months is a fantastic achievement so I would like to thank everyone who has donated items to the project.”

Mary’s Meals also sends stationery, basic toiletries, sandals, a small towel and a change of clothes to schools in Malawi.

For more information on the charity or to donate items , email jackyseymour66@gmail.com

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