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Stoats Announced As Official Partner for World Porridge Day 2016

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Stoats Announced As Official Partner for World Porridge Day 2016

Stoats Announced As Official Partner for World Porridge Day 2016
September 15
10:02 2016

Scottish oats company Stoats has been announced as the official partner for World Porridge Day 2016.

A celebration of Scotland’s traditional dish, World Porridge Day supports Mary’s Meals, raising awareness of the charity’s work and generating funds to feed needy children in schools in Malawi.

To support the initiative, Stoats is encouraging people to get involved throughout September and October and pledge support via their social campaign #PorridgeSmiles, to raise a smile and raise funds for Mary’s Meals.  The oats company is also donating 20% of all online porridge sales throughout September and October.

Mary’s Meals sets up school feeding programmes in some of the world’s poorest communities to help combat chronic hunger and encourage children to attend school and gain an education that could free them from poverty.

tony-cropManaging Director at Stoats, Tony Stone (pictured left), said: ‘Porridge is a traditional national dish in Scotland and this initiative is something that is very close to our hearts.  We want to encourage people to get involved, at home or with work colleagues, and have some fun raising both smiles and money.’

Hannah Stewart, Head of Fundraising at Mary’s Meals, added: ‘Mary’s Meals is currently reaching nearly 900,000 children in Malawi with a daily mug of fortified porridge in school. World Porridge Day and the #PorridgeSmiles campaign makes it easy for anyone to help them work towards a better future.’

Stoats is encouraging people to get creative with their porridge toppings. You can also text ‘OATS16 £2’ to 70070 to provide a hungry child with meals in school for a month. World Porridge Day 2016 takes place on Monday 10th October.

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