Kate Harris is one of the worlds most generous and wonderful people, we are also lucky enough to have her working with us in the Ashburn Gallery, if you feel you can support our chosen charity please do… it is literally chicken feed!

In the spring of 2018, Kate learned of Mary’s Meals. By the autumn of that same year she found herself in Malawi visiting five schools involved in their program.

Since its birth in 2002, when the fledgling charity fed 200 pupils at a primary school in Malawi, Mary’s Meals has grown and continues to do so. UPDATE: As of September 2021, Mary’s Meals is now feeding more than 2 million young children one meal a day in their place of learning throughout 19 countries across 5 continents.

A simple idea run from a tin shed in Dalmally which sits in a remote part of Argyll and Bute, Scotland.

A simple idea but one that works to an extraordinary level.

A simple idea that gives hope and transforms lives from the children who are fed, their families and their communities to the many thousands of employees, volunteers, sponsors and donors across the globe.

A simple idea that touches and warms ones heart and soul.

Kate encourages you to explore the Mary’s Meals website which takes you on a wonderful journey through the charities ethos, work and achievements. You will be able to see how a donation can work its magic. There you will learn incredible statistics such as; ‘Each meal, served in a place of education, costs just 8p’ and that out of every £1 spent at least 93p goes towards the charitable activities.

In the words of Mary’s Meals;
“it costs just £15.90 to feed a child for a whole school year”

In my words;
“It costs just £15.90 to buy three lavender chickens in a box”

(Any postal costs will be charged as extra).
All proceeds go to Mary’s Meals.

Kate is handcrafting lavender bag chickens using various cotton materials including some purchased in Africa. They are filled with fragrant dried lavender, nestled in 100% recycled tissue paper and packaged in a cardboard box.

You can place your orders through the Ashburn Gallery website.

Meet some of the Chickens