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Sale Raises over £108,000

Friday June 3 2022

The Rev Rosie Magee, minister of St Andrew's and St George's West Church, Lady Mary Davidson, book sale convener, Dr John Sentamu, chair of Christian Aid and Sally Foster Fulton, head of Christian Aid Scotland, at the opening of this year's sale.

This year’s Christian Aid Week Sale at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, Edinburgh, raised over £108,000, it has been announced.

The sale, one of the largest of its kind in the world, returned in May for its 50th sale, after two years of cancellations or scaled back events due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was opened by the Chair of Christian Aid, Dr John Sentamu, and visited by this year’s patron, the writer Bernard MacLaverty.

In a letter to supporters, sale convener Lady Mary Davidson wrote: “Now we look back with thankfulness on three enthralling weeks of intense activity. There were countless rich blessings: goodwill and enthusiasm; a multitude of avid customers, and fine weather in the main.”

She also paid tribute to the volunteers, old and new, who helped run the event: “Lockdown was declared just before the launch of the 2020 Sale. The 2019 Sale could have been our last. That it was not, is thanks to the dedication of indomitable friends, so that, in May 2022, this event often described as an Edinburgh institution, could be held again in all its fullness.”

The autumn Pictures and Scottish Books sale at the George Street Church will take place from October 20-22.

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