£1.3 million raised for the Mother & Child appeal Last year we asked for your help with our biggest ever campaign to raise £1.2 million. The Mother & Child appeal was launched to help struggling African mothers like Mercy to feed their families and lift themselves out of poverty. We are delighted to tell you that thanks to your extraordinary support, we exceeded our target and raised over £1.3 million! And all of this will be matched by the UK Government. This incredible result means we will be able to provide even more mothers with the training, support and resources to grow their own food. Families will be able to eat balanced and varied diets and grow their way our of poverty.