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Christian Aid Week in Scotland

Christian Aid Week collectors at Waterloo station This Christian Aid Week, we’re celebrating the amazing work of our supporters over the last 60 years. And we’re fundraising to help relieve suffering and build a world where everyone has a safe place to call home.

In this section, you’ll find some pointers on how to get involved, where to find resources and how to download the Christian Aid Week video.

House-to-house

House-to-house collecting is the rock on which Christian Aid Week is based, raising a whopping 50% of the week’s total income in Scotland in 2016.

We know that organising your house-to-house collection for Christian Aid Week, particularly recruiting enough people to take part, can be a huge task. So, to help, we’ve put together a few top tips on house-to-house collection.

Important information about Christian Aid Week collections

Christian Aid Week 2017 falls during the campaigning period for the general election. Please note that collectors must not use the house-to-house collections as an opportunity to canvass or promote a political party. Collectors must not wear political party badges when collecting.

Resources

You’ll find fantastic Christian Aid Week resources online. Some of the resources are available to download straight away but you’ll need to order others using the online form. Don’t leave it too late!

On our schools’ website, Learn, you’ll find Christian Aid Week resources for teachers and pupils. These focus on learning about and empathising with the choices and challenges many refugees face.

If you have any questions about what to order or how, give us a call in the Glasgow or Edinburgh offices.

Download the annual paper quiz.

If you’re a Christian Aid Week Organiser, you should already have received the answers in the Welcome Pack.

This year, due to a change in fundraising rules, we can’t offer prizes for the winners. But you might want to present a prize within your own group. 

Download the Christian Aid Week film

Many of you have seen the really moving film of Theodor Davidovic at one of our Jamborees and are keen to share it with your churches. Here’s how to do it:

  • Go to the Christian Aid Week resources
  • Scroll down and click on the word Films
  • Click on the Download icon next to the English version of the film
  • A dialog box will open which asks you whether you want to open or save the film. You’re probably best to save it to your computer so that you have it for your event later
  • It will download to your computer – probably to your downloads file. If you want to find it easily, you might want to move it to the desktop or to a memory stick.

Get involved

Christian Aid Week is always a festival of generous, creative and (sometimes) wacky activity all over Scotland. From book sales to art sales, coffee mornings to cake decorating – there is something for everyone.

Why don’t you let us know what your group will be getting up to? Send us a couple of lines about what’s happening, when and an image and we will promote it on our website and on Facebook.

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