PEOPLE across Greater Manchester are being encouraged to make a move to help charity Mary’s Meals feed more hungry children living in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Whether it be walking, running, swimming, dancing or cycling, the charity’s Move For Meals campaign allows participants to raise funds by getting sponsored for their achievement.

Mary’s Meals serves more than 2m children with a nutritious meal every school day in 20 of the world’s poorest countries, including Malawi, South Sudan and Haiti.

The promise of a good meal attracts children to the classroom, giving them the energy and opportunity to learn, and the chance of a brighter future. 

Individuals or groups can get involved in Move For Meals and they can choose to be sponsored for their active challenge or can donate to Mary’s Meals to mark their achievement.

Supporter engagement manager at Mary’s Meals, Morven Macgillivray, said: “Move For Meals is a brilliant campaign as it shows that even the smallest of steps can transform the lives of children around the world.

“Getting sponsored to Move For Meals will motivate everyone taking part, spurring them on to the next step, the next jog, the next lap of the pool, knowing that their effort can and will change the lives of some of the world’s most deprived children by ensuring they get at least one nutritious meal every school day.”

Thanks to the charity’s Double The Love campaign, donations made to Mary’s Meals before January 31 will be matched by a group of generous supporters, with up to £1.6m available – meaning your moves will go twice as far.

To sign up for Move For Meals visit