PEOPLE in Dumbarton and the Vale are being encouraged to mark World Porridge Day in aid of Mary’s Meals.

The charity, which feeds more than 1.5 million children around the world every school day, is asking locals to get together on October 10 to enjoy a bowl of porridge and raise funds to support its life-changing work.

Karen Gray, of Mary’s Meals, said: “I hope that people will throw their own porridge parties and help us to reach even more hungry children around the world.”