Double The Love

The Proclaimers are supporting Mary's Meals

We have such exciting news to bring you about our Helping Hand Appeal…

From now until the end of January 2021, the UK government will match public donations to Mary’s Meals, the charity we’re supporting this year, up to £2 million. The money will go to help 43,000 hungry children in Bong County, Liberia.

The appeal is reaching the hungry children of Liberia Pic: Chris Watt

The Proclaimers add their support

Musicians Craig and Charlie Reid, better known as The Proclaimers, have given their support to the campaign.

Craig says: “We think the work Mary’s Meals does is fantastic. We’ve been following its incredible impact for years and we’re now delighted to be able to support its campaign to feed more hungry children in Liberia.

Charlie added: “For the next few months people’s donations will be doubled by the UK government, meaning that supporters can double the impact of the pounds they’re giving.

This year has been tough for everyone in different ways but, in the same way that music brings people together, Double The Love offers a brilliant opportunity for us all to get behind Mary’s Meals and show children in Liberia that we care.

Daniel Adams, executive director of Mary’s Meals, added, “Many families in Liberia face an unrelenting daily struggle to feed their children and the Covid-19 pandemic has only added to these huge challenges. Double The Love will bring new hope to Liberian communities who are waiting for Mary’s Meals.

“In such a challenging year this generous match funding from the UK government offers an incredible opportunity for us all to work together to transform the lives of many more hungry children in Liberia. Through the dual gift of food and education, hungry children today will be able to grow into tomorrow’s educated adults who can lift their communities out of poverty.”

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How You Can Help

  • Donate today and double your love! Give until January 31 2021 and your donation will be doubled by the UK government, up to £2 million – meaning we can reach even more hungry children in Liberia with life-changing school meals.
  • For just £15.90 we can feed a child with Mary’s Meals for a whole school year.
  • Any funds raised above the £2m matched funding target will allow children across the 19 countries in which we work to receive Mary’s Meals.

To Donate

Appeal details

To donate, please visit, phone 0800 698 1212, email or text DOUBLE plus the amount you would like to donate to 70450. For example: text DOUBLE3 to donate £3, DOUBLE5 to donate £5, or DOUBLE10 to donate £10. Texts cost the donation amount plus one message at your standard network rate. Always get the bill payer’s permission. You won’t be opting into any further communication from us.

Allison Hay

I joined the My Weekly team ten years ago, and I love the variety of topics we cover both online and in the magazine. I manage the digital content for the brand, sharing features and information on the website, social media and in our digital newsletters. I also work for Your Best Ever Christmas - perfect as it's my favourite time of year!