A schoolgirl who was banned from blogging about school dinners by the council has helped raise more than £100,000 for a charity which feeds victims of poverty.
Nine-year-old Martha Payne became the subject of a media storm after her blog, in which she detailed and reviewed her school meals, was effectively halted by Argyll and Bute Council when she was told she could not take photographs in the dinner hall.
The social networking fallout from the cancellation of her NeverSeconds blog apparently left catering staff fearing for their jobs, however, and the council backtracked on the order.
The attention surrounding the ban led to thousands of donations flooding in to Martha's JustGiving site, which she set up to raise money for Mary's Meals, a group which runs school feeding projects in communities around the world.
The group can feed a schoolchild for just £10.70 per year, supplying meals to some 650,000 youngsters in 16 of the world's poorest countries.
The £100,000 worth of donations will feed about 9,400 children, a feat described by Martha as "awesome".
Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow, founder and chief executive of Mary's Meals, said he was humbled by Martha and her friends.
He said: "This is incredible and I can't thank Martha and her supporters enough for everything they have done.
"As a result of their amazing beautiful acts of kindness, the lives of thousands of the world's poorest children will be transformed.
"Instead of being hungry and working for their next meal, these children receiving Mary's Meals will be sitting in a classroom with a full stomach, learning how to read and write."