Magic Breakfast is incredibly lucky to work with a host of famous faces, each passionate in their support. They know, as we do, that a hungry child can’t concentrate and can’t fulfil their potential. They give their time so generously to stand with Magic Breakfast and ensure no child is too hungry to learn and for that we couldn’t be more grateful.
Actress and former Hollyoaks Star, Jacqueline Boatswain was happy to join Magic Breakfast in celebrating World Teachers’ Day. She recounted memories of her ballet teacher for the content which appeared across our social media channels.
Magic Breakfast feeds many thousands of schoolchildren who start their day hungry. The importance of this nutritional breakfast cannot be overstated. If you’re hungry you can’t learn. If you can’t learn it has a massive impact on your school day; school term; school year and on your life going forward.”
Actor, writer and presenter, James Corden has supported Magic Breakfast for the past several years. Not only did he give an interview for our Times Christmas Appeal, but his support of Magic Breakfast led to a surge in donations from BTS fans following the K-Pop band’s appearance on The Late Late Show.
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I think what I love about Magic Breakfast is the absolute simplicity of it. They have an absolute purpose, an absolute vision and an absolute goal they want to achieve.”
We were thrilled to have James Cosmo join us on a school visit to Glasgow as part of our Breakfast Can’t Wait campaign. The Scottish actor well known for films such as Braveheart, Highlander and Troy, appealed to the First Minister to make good his government’s promise to provide every primary school pupil with a free school breakfast. We are still waiting…
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially for children. It’s vitally important that they are fed to enable them to concentrate in class. There’s a deeper meaning to it all too, which says to them, our society cares about you.”
Loved by legions for his role as Mick Shipman in the hit series Gavin & Stacey, actor Larry Lamb has supported a number of different campaigns over the years including our Times Christmas Appeal, Great Big Breakfast and the Big Give as well as getting up early to visit Magic Breakfast partner schools.
Magic Breakfast is one of the most important charities working in this country, doing its best to look after children, and one that I am proud to support.”
Comedian Lucy Beaumont, who appears with husband Jon on Meet The Richardsons and on-screen more recently in Taskmaster, has thrown her weight behind a number of different initiatives. These include The Times and i newspaper Christmas Appeals and our Great Big Breakfast. Lucy has given media interviews and starred in social media reels to promote our work.
Magic Breakfast is an amazing charity, tackling an immense need and providing a lifeline for children in some of the most disadvantaged areas.”
Celebrity chef Marcus Wareing reflected on his time at catering college to pay tribute to a very special lecturer for World Teachers’ Day. The star of MasterChef: The Professionals and Marcus Wareing’s Tales From A Kitchen Garden voiced his thoughts for our social media campaign.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, especially when it comes to our young people. They are the next generation and we need them to learn and expand their imagination. They can’t do that on an empty stomach. That’s why, as a chef, it is fabulous to support Magic Breakfast, a charity which enables youngsters to fuel their brain, enjoy learning and absorb as much as they possibly can.”
Former Doctor Who and award-winning actor and director, Peter Capaldi, lent his voice to a special film to mark Challenge Poverty Week. Peter narrated the video showing the long-term impact breakfast can have in helping a child reach their potential and tackle poverty.
Kids going hungry in twenty-first century Britain should not be an issue. But it is. By stepping in to give breakfast to any child that needs it in the positive and non-judgemental atmosphere of their school breakfast clubs, Magic Breakfast is helping to provide a crucial and sensitive response to this situation. I’m grateful, and full of admiration for them.”
Famed for roles in Being Human, Him and Her and more recently the hit comedy Juice, actor Russell Tovey is a long-standing supporter of Magic Breakfast. Russell has seen our impact first hand with breakfast club visits, supports our annual Great Big Breakfast, gives media interviews and frequently promotes our work on social media.
One thing I am passionate about is education. The thought that there are millions of children who are unable to concentrate or enjoy school because they are hungry is unbelievable. It’s truly wonderful that Magic Breakfast is there and long may they reign. No kid should ever go hungry.”
Star of Miranda, actress Sarah Hadland, joined a number of supporters to share memories of their favourite teacher to mark World Teachers’ Day across our social media channels. Sarah also supports our Great Big Breakfast campaign and is an active sharer of our social media content.
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I think Magic Breakfast is an amazing charity. Breakfast was and still is one of my favourite meals. I know I can’t function properly if I haven’t had my breakfast. I’m grumpy and can’t concentrate. I can’t remember my lines. The fact is everybody manages their day better if they’ve had breakfast and so by starting with a full tummy every child gets a fair chance at school.”
Broadcaster and presenter, Steph McGovern, visited a school breakfast club in North Shields as part of our Times Christmas Appeal. She has also given media interviews on behalf of Magic Breakfast and voiced her support of the charity on her former Channel 4 discussion programme, Steph’s Packed Lunch.
Star of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, Hollywood actor Will Poulter is a recent, but most welcome, addition to the Magic Breakfast family. As well as sharing content on social media to help raise brand awareness, he has also donated an auction prize and looks forward to getting more involved as opportunities arise.
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The work of Magic Breakfast is absolutely vital to supporting children in this country, where millions of students go to school hungry. With the growing rates of financial insecurity in the UK, the importance of the support provided by Magic Breakfast cannot be overstated. It’s an honour to support them in their efforts.”
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