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Guild charity total passes £750,000


The Church of Scotland Guild has announced that the total amount raised for its partner projects from 2015-18 has passed three quarters of a million pounds.

In a Facebook post, the Guild revealed that the total raised for the six projects is now £750,311 and still rising, describing it as 'a truly fantastic amount'.

In recent years the Guild has themed its annual programme around strategies lasting three years. From 2015, the strategy was named 'Be Bold! Be Strong!', and the individual years were themed 'Go in Peace', 'Go in Joy' and 'Go in Love'.

During each three-year period the organisation has chosen six partners, supporting a mixture of Scottish and overseas-based projects. For 2015-18, the home-based projects were: Ascension Trust Scotland and the Street Pastors Care for the Family's Let's Stick Together programme; All Friends Together and the work of Prospects, which supports churches in sharing fellowship with people with learning disabilities.

The foreign projects were Christian Aid's work helping people in Bolivia cope with the consequences of climate change; Mission International's Haiti Project, building a school, community centre and church in the city of Ouanaminthe; and Feed the Minds' work trying to stop the practice of female genital mutilation.

The total announced today means that, altogether since 1969, the Guild has raised around £6,750,000 for its project partners.

The next three-year strategy, announced in April, is themed 'One Journey, Many Roads' and the project partners will be Boys' Brigade Scotland, the Church of Scotland World Mission Council, CrossReach, Free to Live Trust, the Sailors' Society and Malawi Fruits.

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