Supported Charity - Mary's Meal

Each year, Benenden selects one charity to support as a whole School. This year, we are aiming to raise £10,000 for Mary’s Meals, a charity which builds kitchens in schools across the world so that children don’t have to choose between an education or working to eat. If we reach our target, then we can ensure that another school has the facilities to provide food on a daily basis for its students.

It’s that time of year again, when we have to make the decision about what to give up for Lent. This year at Benenden, we’re trying something different – we’re going to Share the Love this Lent and in doing so, raise lots of money for our £10,000 target!

Each student has been given a Mary’s Meals Mug and a Lent calendar. For each of the weeks of Lent, there are various reflections and an invitation to make a donation. When we return to School after Easter, we will gather together our mugs and money, bringing ourselves a little closer to our final total.

To find out more about Mary’s Meals, visit their website and keep up to date with our progress by checking in on our Twitter feeds: Twitter feeds @benendenschool and @MarysMeals. If you’re letting us know how you’re getting on, make sure you use the hastag #sharethelovethislent