The Sewell Centre Gallery has helped to raise over £11,000 for Mary's Meals by hosting the Changing Lives Silent Auction in conjunction with an exhibition from Iona House Gallery, Woodstock. Mary's Meals is a charity dedicated to providing life-changing school meals to some of the world's poorest children. This figure was doubled by the government and with money raised by Carol Service Collections, the final figure raised came to £26,093.48.
Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow, CEO, Mary's Meals, said: “your generosity will allow us to reach more children in need of daily sustenance and hope for the future. Thank you for enabling us to bring food, joy, and hope to communities when they need it most. And thank you for helping us to raise the necessary funds to do so twice as quickly, while we are benefiting from the UK Government’s Aid Match scheme."
The money raised will go towards feeding over 1,035,000 children in 12 countries worldwide.