Couple’s ‘wedding gift’ raises £5k for Liberian orphans

orphansTying the knot is a pivotal moment for any couple – but the excitement of the big day wasn’t enough to stop one couple from thinking of others.

For instead of wedding gifts, Stockbridge newlyweds Amanda and Duncan MacInnes asked guests to make a 
donation to charity – and brought in just over £5000 in the process.

The money, which will go to the charity Mary’s Meals, is enough to provide a daily meal for 327 children at the Omega Orphanage School in Liberia for a whole school year.

orphan2Amanda said: “We thought it would be nice to do something that all our friends and family could join in with and make a difference. It was a nice way to share the love on our special day.

“I just love the fact that children are being fed in a place of education.

“Food and schooling seems like a given for us but when you start to think there are children around the world without these basic and fundamental needs being met, we had to do something.

“We honestly cannot think of a better gift than knowing that we are helping give children hope and reminding them that there are people across the world that care.”

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SOURCE: News Now/Edinburh News Online

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.