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Christian Aid Week FAQs

Find answers to some commonly asked questions. Please see Coronavirus guidance for events and activities below.

Book sales

Some churches and groups have been running book sales during Christian Aid Week for more than 30 years! They are a tried and tested way of engaging your local community and raising funds. Book sales can be a flexible format - you can combine them with other community and fundraising events. For one supporting church, their sale is part of a Book Festival, with workshops and talks; for another, it is an opportunity to sell artwork in addition to books.

Step by step guide to holding a book sale

Evaluating your activities

Meeting with your church or group to review your fundraising activities is really valuable.

Here's our tips and questions to consider

Health and safety guidelines for events

Many people choose to put on fundraising events in celebration of Christian Aid Week, from Big Brekkies to coffee mornings, tea dances and sponsored walks. Our advice below should help answer some of your common questions, so you can have a safe and enjoyable event.

Read our advice

Sponsored walks

A sponsored walk is a simple, fun way to raise money to help end global poverty. Here are our top tips for success, including key points to remember when planning your walk.

Read our top tips for success

Street, station and supermarket collections

Collecting at places locally with lots of people around can be a great way to boost your fundraising. Shopping centres, high streets, stations and supermarkets are all great places to collect, and the longer you can be there during the day, the more money you’re likely to raise.

Start planning a collection

Talk to us

Let us know what works in your area.

We always want to hear your ideas. If you would like to to share your experiences of using these suggestions or any other ideas you may have, please contact your local office or email

Thank you so much for all you do for Christian Aid Week.