Shetland Jewellery crafts locket to feed the world

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Sterling silver charity necklace to raise money for Mary’s Meals.

Jewellery manufacturer Shetland Jewellery has created a ‘world’ locket to raise funds for Mary’s Meals – a charity that aims to feed hungry children around the globe.

Based in the remote Shetland Isles in Northern Scotland, Shetland Jewellery has created a sterling silver locket in the shape of a globe, with a detailed heart design on the inside and outside.

Priced at £49.95, the locket will be available across Shetland Jewellery’s retail network and online. 40% of each sale will benefit Mary’s Meals.

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Mary’s Meals sets up and runs school feeding programmes in communities where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education. The international charity currently provides over 900,000 children with a nutritional daily meal in a place of education, across five continents.

A Shetland Jewellery spokesperson commented: “We are delighted to be supporting Mary’s Meals to help make the charity’s vision a reality. With the average cost to feed a child with Mary’s Meals so low, each sale of the locket will almost be able to feed two children for a year – meaning each person that purchases one will not only be receiving a handcrafted piece of jewellery, they will really be making a big difference to people who have very little in the World.”

Mary’s Meals founder Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, said: “Today, around the world, 57 million children miss school because of poverty. Instead of sitting in a classroom getting an education, they are working in fields, begging on street corners, or scavenging among the garbage to survive.”

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