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Events around Scotland

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

Sponsored walks

Tay Bridge Cross
Saturday 30 April, 11am-2pm

Tay Road Bridge, Newport-on-Tay

Erskine Bridge Cross
Saturday 7 May, 2-5pm

Erskine Road Bridge, Old Kilpatrick

Cumbrae Challenge
Saturday 11 June, 10am-4pm

Cumbrae Slip, Great Cumbrae

Register now for our annual season of sponsored walks. For more information email Amy Menzies, Events Fundraising Officer or call her on 0141 241 6138.

Big Brunch - Carnwadric

Saturday 30 April, 11am-1pm
Carnwadric Parish Church, Boydstone Road, Carnwadric, Glasgow, G46 8HP

Join us for our Big Brunch fundraiser! Rolls with sausage, bacon and a vegetarian soup will be served for a suggested donation of £2.

For more information, please email Linda McGrouther at lmcgrouther92@gmail.com or call her on 07985 646895.

Concert - Helensburgh

Sunday 1 May, 7pm
Helensburgh United Reformed Church, 35 West Princes Street, Helensburgh, G84 8TF

Helensburgh Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Bruce and led by Christine Sinclair, will perform works by Mozart, Handel and Haydn.

Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp K299 will feature Louise Burnet on flute and Megan Garrity on harp. The programme will continue with Handel's Arrival of the Queen of Sheba and Haydn's Symphony no 22 'The Philosopher'.

Entry by donation at the door - suggested donation is £8, or £5 for concessions.

Coffee morning - Lochgelly

Saturday 7 May, 10am-12noon
St Serf's and Lochgelly Church Hall, Main Street, Lochgelly, KY5 9AA

Tickets are £2, and there will be a home-baking stall.

Coffee morning - Edinburgh

Saturday 7 May, 10am-12noon
Polwarth Parish Church, 36-38 Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh, EH11 1LU

Tickets are £2.50 and include tea or coffee and a homemade scone with jam.

There will be stalls including home-baking, books and bric-a-brac, and children's activities.

Sponsored Walk - Monikie

Sunday 8 May, 2-4pm
Crombie Country Park, Monikie, DD5 3QL

Monifieth Christian Aid Group invite you to join them at their sponsored walk around Crombie Country Park in Angus. There will also be a barbecue.

I Witness exhibition: Images of Hope from Haiti - Dunkeld

Part of I witness exhibition at Dunblane Cathedral

Wednesday 11 - Monday 23 May, 9.30am-6.30pm
Dunkeld Cathedral, Cathedral Street, Dunkeld, PH8 0AW

In the run up to, and during, Christian Aid Week, our touring photographic exhibition will be on display at Dunkeld Cathedral. Come and see this inspiring and thought-provoking display and learn about the work Christian Aid is involved in through our partners in Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere.

For more information about the exhibition, or if you are interested in hosting the display in your church later in 2016, please email Jo Dallas, Christian Aid Scotland Legacy Coordinator, or call her on 0141 241 6139.

Book sale - Helmsdale

Friday 13 - Saturday 14 May, 11am-4pm
Bunillidh Church of Scotland, West Helmsdale, KW8 6HH

As well as a range of books for sale, tea, coffee and cakes will be served.

Book sale - George Street, Edinburgh

People browsing book stalls

Saturday 14 May, 10am-4pm; Monday 16 - Wednesday 18 May, 10am-3.30pm; Thursday 19 May, 10am-7pm; Friday 20 May, 10am-3.30pm
St Andrew's and St George's West Church, George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA

Since its beginnings in 1974, this legendary book sale has raised over £2 million for Christian Aid's work. Expect around 100,000 books of every kind throughout and around the church. And there's pictures, music, toys and games, antiques and collectables, stamps and postcards, and ephemera too.

Donations for the sale may be brought to the church on Monday 2 - Friday 6 May, 9am-9pm; Saturday 7 May, 9am-5pm; Monday 9 - Wednesday 11 May, 9am-9pm.

Books of every kind; paintings, drawings and prints; antiques and collectables; printed ephemera; sheet music; stamps and postcards; records, CDs and DVDs; toys, games and jigsaws - all will be gratefully received.

For more information about the sale, visit the church's website.

Book sale - Holy Corner, Edinburgh

hands and books

Saturday 14 May, 10am-5pm; Monday 16 - Friday 20 May, 11am-6pm; Saturday 21 May, 10am-5pm
Morningside United Church, 15 Chamberlain Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DJ

The Holy Corner Churches Christian Aid Group's sale goes from strength to strength. Last year's sale of books, CDs, DVDs and music raised over £15,000.

Donations for the sale are currently welcome at the church door between 10am and 12noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

For more information, visit the sale's blog.

Coffee morning and market - Paisley

Saturday 14 May, 10am-12noon
Wallneuk Parish Church, Abercorn Street, Paisley, PA3 4AB

Coffee morning - West Linton

Saturday 14 May, 10am-12noon
Graham Institute, Lower Green, West Linton, EH46 7EW

Tea and coffee, home-baking, raffle, plants and Fairtrade goods for sale.

Coffee morning and baking stall - Edinburgh

Saturday 14 May, 10am-12noon 
Marchmont St Giles Church, Kilgraston Road, Edinburgh, EH9 2DW

Tickets are £2.50, children free. There will be more baking for sale, a hamper raffle, quiz, and balloons for the kids!

Big Brekkie - Southend

Sunday 15 May, 9-10am
St Blaan's Hall, Machrimore, Southend, PA28 6RQ

Southend Youth Group are hosting a Big Brekkie. Entry is by donation in support of Christian Aid. Bacon and sausage rolls will be served, as well as cereals.  

Hunger lunch - Rattray

Sunday 15 May, following 11.15am service
Rattray Community Hall, Balmoral Road, Rattray, Blairgowrie, PH10 7AB

Blairgowrie and Rattray Christian Aid Group invite you to their hunger lunch following morning service. Donations welcome.

Book sale - Falkirk

Falkirk booksale

Monday 16 May 6-8pm; Tuesday 17 May, 10am-4pm and 6-8pm; Wednesday 18 - Friday 20 May, 10am-4pm; Saturday 21 May, 10am-3pm
Falkirk Trinity Church, Manse Place, Falkirk, FK1 1JN

Now a regular fixture in the Christian Aid calendar in the centre of Falkirk.

For further information, contact Hamish Scott on 01324 632387.

Hardin-Simmons University Concert Choir - Edinburgh

Friday 20 May, 7.30pm
Canongate Kirk, 153 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BN

The Hardin-Simmons University concert choir are visiting Scotland from Abilene, Texas and will perform a programme of choral classics by European and American composers, including African-American spirituals.

Entry is free, but donations to Christian Aid will be gratefully accepted.

Big Brekkie - Barry

Saturday 21 May, 9-11am
Barry Parish Church, Main Street, Barry, Carnoustie, DD7 7RP

Bacon, sausage or egg rolls and tea or coffee available for a suggested donation of £2.50. A vegetarian option will be available.

Big Brekkie - Falkirk

Saturday 21 May, 10am-12noon
Falkirk Trinity Church, Manse Place, Falkirk, FK1 1JN

Bacon or sausage rolls, muffins and a chance to pick up a book on the last day of the Falkirk book sale. 

Coffee morning - South Queensferry

Saturday 21 May, 10am-12noon
Queensferry Parish Church Centre, The Loan, South Queensferry, EH30 9NS

Admission, which includes refreshments, is £2. There will also be cakes, books and plants for sale as well as a 'kids' zone'.

Hardin-Simmons University Concert Choir - Glasgow

Sunday 22 May, 4pm 
Glasgow Cathedral, Castle Street, Glasgow, G4 0QZ

The Hardin-Simmons University concert choir are visiting Scotland from Abilene, Texas and will sing evensong, followed by a 30 minute concert.

The collections during evensong and after the concert will be given to Christian Aid.

Coffee morning - Burntisland

Saturday 28 May, 10am-12noon
Burntisland Parish Church, East Leven Street, Burntisland, KY3 9DX

All welcome to this spring coffee morning.

Farmers' market, plant sale and coffee morning - Dundee

Saturday 28 May, 10am-12noon
Stobswell Parish Church, 172 Albert Street, Dundee, DD4 6QW

Stalls will include plants, vegetables, home-baking and more.

Spring fair - Edinburgh

Saturday 28 May, 10am-2pm
Morningside Parish Church Halls, Braid Road, Edinburgh, EH10 6DN

Entry is free to this popular annual spring fair held by the Morningside and Fairmilehead Christian Aid Committee just off Morningside Road.

Entertainments include a performance by the choral scholars led by Morley Whitehead at 10.30am, storytelling at 11.30am and a talk on 'Colours in your garden through the seasons' at 12:15pm.

The Morningside Heritage Association will also present an exhibition on a hundred years of the 55th Edinburgh Boys' Brigade Company.

Refreshments and soup lunches will be available for sale, there will be a raffle and a number of stalls including books and plants.

Fashion show: Wedding outfits past and present - Edinburgh

Saturday 4 June, 2.30-4.30pm
St Cuthbert's Episcopal Church, Westgarth Avenue, Edinburgh, EH13 0BD

Come dressed as a guest! Tickets are £10 for adults, £3 for children and are available from Wendy Pearson on 0131 455 8650. 

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