Cineworld Crawley will be showing award nominated short film “Child 31: The Story of Mary’s Meals” on the big screen from Thursday (December 27) through to Wednesday January 2 2013 at 10.30am each day.
Entry is free with the option to leave a donation. Follow one of CNN’s Heroes, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow as we get a glimpse into his simple, yet groundbreaking, idea that is working to lift the developing world out of poverty.
Hailed by Gerard Butler and Anderson Cooper, Mary’s Meals’ life-changing work helps give a face to hunger’s deadly numbers. Dan Towes from Cineworld Crawley: “We were approached by 14 year-old Charlie Doherty who stars in the short film and lives locally.
“Having learned about the work Mary’s Meals does in some of the poorest areas of the world by supplying children with the combination of a school education and meals we had to help.
“We shall be screening the film at 10.30am during December and early January in support.” Charlie Doherty: “It’s alsmost eight years since I held my first charity event. It was because of what I saw on TV after the Boxing Day Tsunami, people that had little were losing everything. I just wanted to help.
“My mum explained to me how charities worked and I’ve been joining up ever since to a range of charity challenges having fun with my friends and family,
“I found out about Mary’s Meals six years ago and there are so many good causes out there I don’t want people to stop supporting charities they care about but maybe just maybe after seeing Child 31 they may want to make a slight change.
“By giving as little as £10.70 once will feed a child for an entire school year in their place of education in one of the 16 countries Mary’s Meals work in.
“I am so grateful to the Managers at Crawley Cineworld for listening to me resulting in a whole week’s screening of Child 31 at no costs to me or the charity, which means more children are being fed and more people get to hear about this life changing work. Thank you Crawley Cineworld!”
Child 31 will be screening at Cineworld Crawley at the following dates and times: Thursday 27th December – 10.30am Friday 28th December – 10.30am Saturday 29th December – 10.30am Sunday 30th December – 10.30am Monday 31st December – 10.30am Wednesday 2nd January – 10.30am
Find out more and watch the teaser trailer at www.whoischild31.com Also visit www.grassrootsfilms.com/projects/child_31.html for a digital press kit and further information. My justgiving details www.justgiving.com/charliedoherty
For full details of the charity contact http://www.marymealseals.org/ tel. 01631 570040