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Book Sale Postponed

Monday March 23 2019

The Christian Aid Sale at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church in Edinburgh normally held in May has been postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

It is hoped to hold the Sale, which has taken place in George Street, Edinburgh, for the past 47 years and has raised more than £1 million for Christian Aid in the past decade, at a future date.

Sale Convener Mary Davidson said: “The Sale organisers have made this decision with profound sadness, not only because of the tragedy that has befallen the world but also because of the adversity we must all face after the years when we have been richly blessed.  We very much hope still to be able to hold the 48th annual Sale when we will be delighted to welcome our many friends and supporters”.

The organisers have asked donors to hold onto their books and other items until details about rescheduling are available.

Christian Aid has also said that house-to-house collections and events for Christian Aid Week (which this year is from May 10-16) such as Big Brekkies will not be able to go ahead. Its latest guidelines state: “We are looking at alternative ways to virtually meet, share and pray with supporters over the coming months in the likely absence of physical church services.  

“We are working on alternative plans that will allow people to take part in Christian Aid Week in different, creative ways – by post, by text and online that strengthen our communities during this challenging time. Christian Aid Week is our single-most important fundraiser, so we would welcome your ideas on how we can creatively show love for our neighbours at home and abroad, as a community.”


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