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Events around Scotland

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

Encounter Experience - Partick

Monday 14 April, 1.30-2.30pm; Tuesday 15 April, 6.30-7.30pm; Wednesday 16 April, 10-11am; Thursday 17 April, 2.30-3.30pm; Friday 18 April, 7-8pm; Saturday 19 April, 9-10am
Partick South Church, 259 Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, G11 6AB

An invitation to create head space and heart space in which God can speak to you. Come once, come more than once. Stay for an hour, stay for five minutes. Expect God to meet with you as you look, listen, taste, touch, smell and imagine.

Partick South Church hosts a range of sensory stations focussing on different parts of the Easter story and linking them to issues including Christian Aid's tax campaign

For further information please email Lyndsay Ross at rosses2@ntlworld.com.


Christian Aid Lunch - Appin

Thursday 24 April, 12noon-2pm
Appin Village Hall, Appin, Argyll, PA38 4BG

Soup, cheese and rolls, tea or coffee and biscuits - all for £4 (adults) or £2 (children). Stalls include cakes and produce, plants, Traidcraft, books and bric-a-brac. Also competitions and a raffle. Donations for the stalls and raffle gratefully received.

For more information, please email Janet Fairbairn at g.fairbairn137@btinternet.com.


Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories evening - Dunblane

Thursday 24 April, 7.30–9.30pm
Dunblane Cathedral, The Cross, Dunblane, FK15 0AQ

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


Antique & Bric-a-Brac Sale - North Berwick

Saturday 26 April, 9.30am-4pm
St Andrew Blackadder Hall, St Andrew Street, North Berwick, EH39 4NU

Christian Aid is the beneficiary of this month's antique and bric-a-brac sale at St Andrew Blackadder. Teas and coffees served throughout. 


Tay Bridge Cross Sponsored Walk

Saturday 26 April, 10am–1pm
Tay Road Bridge, Dundee, DD1 3JB

Take in the views over the River Tay by taking part in the 14th Tay Bridge Cross in support of Christian Aid. Come with friends and family to enjoy this leisurely walk which is one and a half miles each way (round trip of three miles).

Further information available from Amy Menzies, events fundraising officer on 0141 241 6138 or amenzies@christian-aid.org.


Coffee Morning - Carnwadric

Saturday 26 April, 11am-2pm
Carnwadric Church, Boydstone Road, Carnwadric, Glasgow, G46 8HP

Come along to Carnwadric Parish Church for a coffee and a piece of home-baking, while donating to Christian Aid.

Stalls include tombola, baking, toys and bric-a-brac, as well as a raffle. Admission is a bargain at £1!

For further information please contact Linda McGrouther on 07985 646895, or email lmcgrouther92@gmail.com.


Forth Road Bridge 50th Challenge

Saturday 26 April, 1-6pm
Forth Road Bridge, South Queensferry, EH30 9SF

Celebrate the 50th year of the Forth Road Bridge by taking part in a bridge cross challenge!

As always you can take part by walking across the bridge and back, covering three miles, but this year you can also set yourself a challenge to run as many crossings as you can between 2pm and 6pm and get sponsored for every crossing!

Special sponsorship forms will be available for those taking the challenge. There will be prizes for most crossings of the bridge and most raised by an individual and by a group.

Dancing and celebrations from 1pm at the South Queensferry registration area.

Further information available from Amy Menzies, events fundraising officer on 0141 241 6138 or amenzies@christian-aid.org.


Crombie Sponsored Walk - Broughty Ferry

Sunday 27 April, 2-5pm
Crombie Country Park, Monikie, Broughty Ferry, DD5 3QL

Meet at the car park for an energising 2.75 mile Spring walk around the loch, meeting back in front of the big house where burgers will be available. Well-controlled dogs are allowed, but please be aware of local wildlife. Shorter walking routes are also possible.


Nearly New Shop - Stranraer

Thursday 1 - Saturday 3 May, 10am-4pm
Trinity Church, London Road, Stranraer, DG9 8ER

Stranraer Christian Aid Group's shop in Trinity Church is open for donations on Wednesday 30 April, and for business from Thursday to Saturday.

For further information please contact Alison Donnan on 01776 705574, or email alison.donnan980@btinternet.com.


Coffee Morning - Crieff

Saturday 3 May, 10-11.30am
St Andrews Hall, Strathearn Terrace, Crieff, PH7 3AQ

Come and enjoy coffee or tea and delicious cakes. Tickets £2, available on the door. Stalls include home baking, books, nearly-new items, toys, jewellery and plants.


Book Sale - Falkirk

Falkirk booksale

Monday 5 May, 7-9pm; Tuesday 6 May 10am-4pm and 5-8pm; Wednesday 7 May - Friday 9 May, 10am-4pm; Saturday 10 May, 10am-3pm
Falkirk Trinity Church, Manse Place, Falkirk, FK1 1JN

Supported by the local churches in Falkirk, this well-established Christian Aid Week curtain-raiser offers a wide assortment of titles, fiction and non-fiction, paperback and hardback, all at bargain prices. All proceeds to Christian Aid.

For further information, or to donate books, please contact the Falkirk Trinity Church office on 01324 611017, or Hamish Scott on 01324 632387.


Africa, Debt and Tax - Kilmarnock

Tuesday 6 May, 7-9pm
Howard Centre, 5 Portland Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 2BT

An evening with Christian Aid, Jubilee Scotland and the Church of Scotland World Mission Council to look at how tax and debt continue to affect Africa.


Christian Aid Week Coffee Morning - Buckie

Saturday 10 May, 9.30-11.30am
North Church Hall, East Church Street, Buckie, AB56 1ER

Buckie Christian Aid Group invite you to their annual Christian Aid Week coffee morning with stalls including baking, books, CDs and DVDs, and bric-a-brac. Tickets £2, available on the door.


40th Anniversary Book Sale - George Street, Edinburgh

Appeal for donations

Books, paintings, printed ephemera, sheet music, antiques, records, stamps and postcards, and toys for donation may be brought to the church from Monday 28 April to Friday 2 May, 9am-9pm, Saturday 3 May 9am-5pm or Monday 5 to Wednesday 7 May, 9am-9pm.

Sale

Saturday 10 May, 10am-4pm; Monday 12 - Wednesday 14 May, 10am-3.30pm; Thursday 15 May, 10am-7pm; Friday 16 May, 10am-3.30pm
St Andrew's and St George's West Church, 13 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA

The Sale, which has taken place on George Street every year since 1974, and which has raised over £1 million for Christian Aid in the past 10 years, returns once again with its unrivalled range of books and more. Undercroft Cafe open all day. Prayers in the Undercroft chapel every day at 1pm.

For more information, please contact the church office on 0131 225 3847 or sale convenor Mary Davidson on 07714 186754. If emailing the church, please also provide a telephone number so that the sale team can get in touch.


Holy Corner Book Sale - Edinburgh

hands and books

Appeal for donations

Books, CDs and DVDs for donation may be brought to the church on Mondays to Thursdays, 9am-3pm, and on Fridays, 9am-12noon.

Sale

Saturday 10 May, 10am-4pm; Monday 12 - Friday 16 May, 11am-6pm; Saturday  17 May, 10am-4pm
Morningside United Church, Chamberlain Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DJ

A major fixture in the Christian Aid Week calendar, and expanding every year, the Holy Corner Sale is always worth a visit!

For more information, see the Morningside United Church website.


Christian Aid Week Coffee Morning - Perth

Saturday 10 May, 10-11.45am
North Church Hall, 209 High Street, Perth, PH1 5PB

Stalls include baking, books, fairtrade, plants and bric-a-brac. Admission £2 per person.

For more information, please call Helen Worthington on 01738 860726.


Christian Aid Week Coffee Morning - Nairn

Saturday 10 May, 10am–12noon
British Legion Hall, 3 Cawdor Street, Nairn, IV12 4QD

Tickets £2, available on the door. Stalls include baking, bric-a-brac, books and plants. Raffle.


Christian Aid Week Coffee Morning - Polwarth, Edinburgh

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

Tickets £2 include refreshments. Stalls include baking and marmalade, jams and chutneys. Cup cake competition, and bear exhibition with bear quiz for children of all ages!


Buttery Morning - Cruden

Saturday 10 May, 10am onwards
Cruden Old Hall, Cruden, AB42 0SD

Tickets £3. Raffle and tombola.


Erskine Bridge & Boden Boo Sponsored Walk

Saturday 10 May, 1–5pm
Erskine Road Bridge, Old Kilpatrick & Erskine

For the 27th year we take to the Erskine Bridge to walk in support of people living in poverty. The views over the River Clyde are not to be missed and the forestry walk round Boden Boo is a beautiful scenic addition to this long-running sponsored walk.

On-the-day activities make this a great day out for all ages so don't miss out. There will also be prizes for most crossings of the bridge and most raised by an individual and by a group.

Further information available from Amy Menzies, events fundraising officer on 0141 241 6138 or amenzies@christian-aid.org.


Soup and Sandwich Lunch - Grantown-on-Spey

Sunday 11 May, 11.45am
Inverallan Church Hall, Grant Road, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3JG

Lunch served directly after the morning service, for a donation to Christian Aid's work.


Christian Aid Week in and around North Berwick

North Berwick Christian Aid Group welcome everyone to their range of events throughout Christian Aid Week.

United Service - Dirleton
Sunday 11 May, 6pm
Dirleton Church, Manse Road, Dirleton, EH39 5EL

Cheese and Wine Evening
Tuesday 13 May, 7pm
Our Lady Star of the Sea Church Hall, Law Road, North Berwick, EH39 4PN

Coffee Morning with Bring and Buy Stall - Dirleton
Wednesday 14 May, 10.30am-12noon
Dirleton Church Hall, Manse Road, Dirleton, EH39 5EL

Quiz Night
Friday 16 May, 7.30pm
Hope Rooms, 34 Forth Street, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 4JD

To book a table telephone 01620 893934.

Coffee Morning 
Saturday 17 May, 10am-12 noon
Hope Rooms, 34 Forth Street, North Berwick, East Lothian, EH39 4JD

Stalls include baking, bric-a-brac and raffle. Plus a display of children’s artwork.


Christian Aid Week Soup and Sweet Lunches - Buckie

Tuesday 13 - Friday 16 May, 12noon-2pm
North Church Hall, East Church Street, Buckie, AB56 1ER

Buckie Christian Aid Group invite you to their four Christian Aid Week lunches. Tickets £3 for adults and £2 for children, available on the door.


Fashion Show - Stranraer

Wednesday 14 May, 7.30pm
North West Castle Hotel, Stranraer, DG9 8EH

Stranraer Christian Aid Group invite you to enjoy a fun night at their Fashion Show, with all proceeds going to Christian Aid.

Tickets priced £4 are available from local committee members, or from the various shops taking part.

For further information please contact Alison Donnan on 01776 705574, or email alison.donnan980@btinternet.com.


Christian Aid Week in Cramond

Once more, Cramond Christian Aid Group present an exciting range of events for Christian Aid Week.

Quizaid
Thursday 15 May, 7pm for 7.30pm
 
Cramond Kirk Hall, Cramond Glebe Rd, Edinburgh, EH4 6NS

Tickets for teams of up to five people for this fun evening, which include a glass of wine and nibbles, are available from the Cramond Kirk Office.

Ceilidh
Friday 16 May, 7-11pm
Cramond Kirk Hall, Cramond Glebe Rd, Edinburgh, EH4 6NS

Experienced Ceilidh Band Scot Reel and the Ferry Operators will entertain dancers. Tickets £10, available from the Cramond Kirk Office, include refreshments and a light supper.

Christian Aid Week Fair
Sunday 18 May, after morning service 
Cramond Kirk Hall, Cramond Glebe Rd, Edinburgh, EH4 6NS

Stalls include bedding plants, cds & music, chocolate, home baking, Fair Trade, tomato plants, tombola and toys & tuck shop. Refreshments available.


Tea Party - Aboyne

Friday 16 May, 2-5pm
The Aboyne and Glen Tanar Memorial Hall (Victory Hall), Ballater Road, Aboyne, AB34 5HY

United Aboyne Churches welcome all to their Tea Party with baking stall, children's corner and information on Christian Aid's work. Entry £3, and further donations welcome.


Christian Aid Week Coffee Morning - South Queensferry

Saturday 17 May, 10am-12noon
Queensferry Parish Church Centre, The Loan, South Queensferry, EH30 9NS

Stalls include cake and candy, tombola, 99p bazaar, potted plant bonanza, books, toys, face-painting and other activities for children. There will also be a talk and demonstration on aromatherapy with hand massage.


Day of Mozart - Edinburgh

Saturday 17 May
St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AW

Alastair Guild follows last year's successful Bach marathon with an all day celebration of the music of WA Mozart, once more at St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral.


Christian Aid Week Big Sing - East Kilbride

Sunday 18 May, 7pm
South Parish Church, Baird Hill, The Murray, East Kilbride, G75 0EA

Building on the enthusiasm of Christian Aid Week fundraising events amongst the East Kilbride churches in recent years, this year the South Parish church welcomes everyone to join in at their Big Sing.


Coffee Morning and Plant Sale - Dundee

Saturday 24 May, 10am-12noon
Stobswell Church and Hall, 172 Albert Street, Dundee, DD4 6QW

Come and enjoy coffee or tea and delicious cakes. Stalls include cake and candy, and plants.


Cumbrae Challenge Sponsored Walk

Saturday 7 June, 10am–4pm
Cumbrae Slip, Isle of Cumbrae

A beautiful 10 mile walk around the Isle of Cumbrae on the west coast of Scotland. Stunning views and interesting wildlife on the island make for a great family day out. Although the weather can be unpredictable, the walk itself is always enjoyed by all. We hope you will come and join us.

Further information available from Amy Menzies, events fundraising officer on 0141 241 6138 or amenzies@christian-aid.org.


Solas Festival

Friday 20 – Sunday 22 June
The Bield, Blackruthven, Tibbermore, Perth, PH1 1PY

In 2014, Solas Festival will again be held at the Bield in Perthshire. More details to follow.


Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories evening - Dundee

Tuesday 24 June, 7-9pm 
The Steeple Church, Nethergate, Dundee, DD1 4DG

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


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