PEOPLE in Stirling are being urged to throw a porridge party in aid of charity Mary’s Meals next month.

The good cause, which feeds more than 1.5million children around the world every school day, is hoping friends, families and colleagues will get together for an event on World Porridge Day on October 10.

Gary Maclean, winner of Masterchef: The Professionals, is supporting the initiative.

He said: “A simple bowl of porridge can help chronically hungry children get an education and lift themselves out of poverty.

“I work in a college and am passionate about helping young people realise their potential, so the work of Mary’s Meals is very close to my heart.”

Karen Gray, UK director of communications and fundraising at the charity, added: “We celebrate World Porridge Day because it is a mug of hot likuni phala, a vitamin enriched maize porridge, that Mary’s Meals serves to thousands of children every school day in countries including Malawi, Zambia and Liberia.

“I hope that people in Stirling will throw their own Porridge Parties this October and help us to reach even more hungry children around the world.”

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