In line with government advice on Covid-19, we are not holding any Christian Aid events in Scotland just now. The health of our supporters, volunteers and staff are of the utmost importance to us. Since it started in 1974 the sale has raised over £2m for Christian Aid’s work to end poverty. During Christian Aid Week, over 500 volunteers from Edinburgh and beyond work together to create the UK’s biggest fundraising event. Over 100,000 books of every kind fill the sanctuary and both courtyards. But there’s much more than books. Upstairs in the gallery you’ll find sheet music (and more books!). Downstairs in the Undercroft Café you’ll find a gallery of pictures and delicious homebaking. In the Davidson Room, hidden, at the back of the church and you’ll find a treasure trove of antiques and collectables. And did we mention the toys, records, stamps and postcards? The patron for this year’s sale is Alistair Moffat. Alistair is an award winning Writer, Historian and former Director of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Director of Programmes at Scottish Television. He is the founder of Borders Book Festival and Co-Chairman of The Great Tapestry Of Scotland.