Backpacks and surplus safety equipment donated to Mary’s Meals


Students on the Electrical Installation Pre-Apprenticeship course helped load donations on to the charity’s van as it uplifted items from our Motherwell Campus last week.

Dozens of generous staff also donated bric-a-brac, clothes, books, DVDs, toys and also backpacks filled with educational items, many of which were supplied by the Mini Vinnies group at St Mary’s Primary in Larkhall.

This is the fifth year that the Faculty of Engineering and Automotive has organised a collection for the charity. This year, approximately 150 sets of surplus safety boots and overalls are being donated to the charity for either reuse, resale in a charity shop, or recycling.

Mary’s Meals provides a meal to more than one million children living in developing countries around the world every school day.

Working across four continents, the community-run school feeding programmes encourage children – who may otherwise have to work, beg or forage for food – to receive a nutritious meal and concentrate on their studies.

Curriculum & Quality Leader John McCusker said:

“Working in education, the staff here know how important it is for children to secure a positive future and so supported the cause well. I’d like to thank all those who donated to the project and hope that our donations will help the charity raise money and distribute much-needed supplies to children growing up in some of the world’s poorest countries.”

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