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Events around Scotland

Find out about the latest Christian Aid Scotland events and fundraising activities in your area:

Soup'n'Roll Lunches - Dumfries

Every Friday, 20 February - 27 March, 12noon-1.30pm
St John's Church Hall, Lovers' Walk, Dumfries, DG1 1LW

The Dumfries and district churches invite you to join them for homemade soup, and a cheese or plain roll. There will also be sales tables, a Fairtrade stall and tea and coffee. Minimum donation £3 for adults, £1.50 for children.

For more information, email Alison Wright at islesteps@yahoo.co.uk.


Scottish Palestinian Forum events - Glasgow and Edinburgh

Saturday 28 February, 7pm
Adelaides, 209 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HZ

Sunday 1 March, 6pm
St Andrew's and St George's West Church, George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA

Where are we, and where are we headed? Ruth Edmonds, Advocacy Officer for the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), will discuss the current situation in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. Entry is free - a collection for ICAHD will be held.


I Witness: Images of Hope from Haiti - Edinburgh

Tuesday 3 - Tuesday 31 March, within café opening hours 
Undercroft Café, St Andrew's and St George's West Church, 13 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA

Our touring photography exhibition moves to Edinburgh. See inspiring images and artwork, and read about the extraordinary work Christian Aid is involved in through our partners in Haiti.

Visitor comments at previous venues include 'an excellent exhibition which makes one think deeply' and 'striking and beautiful images provoking prayer, thanks and contemplation'.    

For more information, please email Jo Dallas, Christian Aid Legacy Coordinator, or call her on 0141 241 6139.


Super Soup Lunch - Edinburgh

Sunday 8 March, 12.15pm
Christ Church Scottish Episcopal Church, 6A Morningside Road, EH10 4DD

Super Soup Lunch 2015

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy delicious home made soup and bread at Christ Church Morningside's Super Soup Lunch in the church centre, in return for a donation to Christian Aid.

Also that day, from about 11.15am - coffee time - there will be a baking and preserves stall in the church hall.

 


Art Exhibition and Sale - Clarkston

Saturday 14 March, 10am-4pm
Clarkston Halls, Clarkston Road, Glasgow, G76 8NE

This popular art show is an established annual event giving exhibitors from near and far the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents, with proceeds going to Christian Aid.

So, why not come along for an enjoyable few hours? Admission is £2 for adults, 50p for children, and includes tea, coffee and biscuits.

If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact exhibition organiser Myrtle McGregor at myrtle.mcgregor@ntlworld.com.


Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories afternoon - Balerno

Sunday 22 March, 2-4pm
Balerno Parish Church, 2 Main Street, Balerno, EH14 7EH

An opportunity to hear stories from Christian Aid, the Church of Scotland, the Scottish Episcopal Church and the United Reformed Church about recent trips to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. With prayers for peace.


Tax training - Dundee

Sunday 22 March, afternoon (tbc)
DCA, 152 Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DY

Every year developing countries lose an estimated US$160 billion a year from corporate tax dodging, and billions are lost from the UK too.

This is money which could be spent on tackling poverty. Over the next six months we’ve got a real opportunity to do something about that.

This special training workshop will give a sneak preview of the next stage of our campaign to get tough on tax dodgers which is launching soon.

We'll update participants on Christian Aid and Oxfam's tax campaigns and help you to share and learn new skills for lobbying governments on this issue.

The session in Dundee will follow an inspirational film, in conjunction with Take One Action.

For more information, email Diane Green, Christian Aid Scotland Campaigns Officer, or call her on 0141 241 6136. 


Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories evening - Kingussie

Friday 24 April, 7-9pm
Kingussie Parish Church, High Street, Kingussie, PH21 1HY

An opportunity to hear stories from Christian Aid, the Church of Scotland, the Scottish Episcopal Church and the United Reformed Church about recent trips to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. With prayers for peace.


Tay Bridge Cross

Saturday 25 April, 10am-1pm
Tay Road Bridge, Newport-on-Tay

Join us for another year of crossing Europe's widest river while raising money to eradicate poverty.

Fancy dress and multiple crossings of the bridge are always encouraged!

Find out more and register.


Erskine Bridge Fun Day

Saturday 25 April, reception from 1pm, walk 2-5pm
Erskine Bridge, Old Kilpatrick

Come along and enjoy a walk across the Erskine Bridge for another year at the Erskine Bridge Fun Day.

A great day for all age groups, whether you fancy challenging the assault course or just want to enjoy a leisurely walk across the River Clyde.

Find out more and register.


Forth Bridge Cross

Saturday 25 April, reception from 1pm, walk 2-5pm
Forth Road Bridge, South and North Queensferry

Join us as we cross the Firth of Forth for the 43rd year, via the Forth Road Bridge.

An enjoyable day out for family and friends of all ages.

Find out more and register.


Book Sale - Falkirk

Falkirk booksale

Monday 4 May, 6.30-8.30pm; Tuesday 5 May, 10am-7.30pm; Wednesday 6 - Friday 8 May, 10am-4pm; Saturday 9 May 10am-3pm
Falkirk Trinity Church, Manse Place, Falkirk, FK1 1JN

Once again, May sees the return of the Christian Aid book sale at Falkirk Trinity Church. Coffee and other refreshments will be available during Saturday 9 May.


Cumbrae Challenge

Saturday 6 June, 10am-4pm
Cumbrae Slip, Great Cumbrae

Walk, run or cycle the 10 mile route around the island of Great Cumbrae, off the west coast of Scotland.

Find out more and register.


Many Mountains to Climb - Edinburgh

Christian Aid Scotland's 70th anniversary national conference

Saturday 3 October 
City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX

In our 70th year, Christian Aid Scotland is delighted to invite you to a landmark conference in Edinburgh that will reflect on our past and our future. We hope you'll join us to mark this significant milestone in our journey towards overcoming poverty.

We will be welcoming partners from Bolivia, India and South Africa, as well as directors from our international and humanitarian teams, to explore our work fighting the injustices of poverty.

Find out more about the event and how to attend.


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If you want to get involved with any of our UK-wide fundraising events and challenges - whether you fancy running the Edinburgh Marathon, trekking Hadrian's Wall or cycling to Paris - check out our Events section and get registered!

 

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