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Christian Aid Thanks Congregations

                                                                                                                                 Tuesday June 16 2020

 

CHRISTIAN Aid Scotland has paid tribute to congregations which supported this year’s fundraising week in May – despite the lockdown imposed as a result of the Coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic.

The charity has thanked everyone who took part in Christian Aid Week 2020, which it says was ‘a week like no other’ and resulted in the cancellation of plans for traditional fundraising bridge crossings at the Forth, Tay and Erskine bridges, book fairs and coffee mornings.

Fundraising successes included workouts in specially designed red outfits by the congregation of Motherwell: St Mary’s and a concert for health justice at Langside Parish Church, which raised £1712.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “But while coronavirus impacts us all, love unites us all. Our supporters reached out to neighbours near and far without even leaving the house. Thank you!

“You flooded our social media with pictures of helping hands and jars of love. We saw you walking and jogging and climbing. We loved your videos! We listened in as you spoke to your congregations, held live haircuts and online quizzes.

“Each effort lifted our spirits. And all your gifts will help families around the world to overcome poverty and injustice, wherever the need is greatest.”


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