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Thank you for standing with people like Jebbeh this Christian Aid Week and for helping turn fear into hope.

Christian Aid Week in Scotland

All over Scotland, our amazing supporters and volunteers held coffee mornings, plant sales, concerts, quizzes, Big Brekkies, booksales, house-to-house collections and much more to fundraise for Christian Aid Week.

In 2018, Scotland raised £1.3 million during Christian Aid Week and we estimate that we will reach a similar figure this year. 

A huge thank you to everyone who invested so much time, energy and resources to make these events happen. Your support will help provide better hygiene, health clinics and more medical training for people like Jebbeh. Thanks to you, many more mums and babies will live.

You still have time to get involved, so donate today

Bridge Cross Challenge

Over 600 people took part in our Bridge Cross Challenge and walked across Tay, Erksine or Forth Bridges (or all three). We’re still counting this year’s totals, but hope that we’ve beaten last year’s amazing total of £48,000.

Thank you for helping us bridge the poverty gap. Click here to see more photos from the day.

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bridge crosses
bridge cross

Book Sales

St Andrew's and St George's West, Edinburgh Methodist Church and Holy Corner all held bustling book sales to raise funds for Christian Aid Week. With hundreds of volunteers, thousands of books and glorious sunshine, the events were a big success raising over £120,000 between them!

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St Andrew's & St George's West Book Sale

edinburgh book sale

Edinburgh Methodist Book Sale

holy corner book sale

Holy Corner Book Sale

Parliament event

Christian Aid staff and supporters held a breakfast event at the Scottish Parliament to encourage MSPs to take part in Christian Aid Week. 

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Community Fundraising

Our amazing supporters had great fun hosting fantastic events throughout the month of May to raise money for Christian Aid Week. Here are just a few examples of different events our supporters hosted.


cookery demo

Kirkwall Christian Aid Group held a cookery demonstration which raised over £1000.

bake sale

Mearns Kirk held a bake sale raising £244.

sweet lunch

Dalton and Hightae church served a delicious soup and sweet lunch which raised over £200.

bb boys

The Boys of the 135th Glasgow BB Company delivered Christian Aid envelopes to their neighbours in Scotstoun.

primary school fundraiser

Lhanbryde primary school held a Christian Aid Week coffee morning raising £301.

quiz night

Cadder Church held a fiendishly difficult quiz night and raised nearly £300.

plant sale

Newton Mearns held a busy plant sale and coffee morning.

big brekkie

The newly formed St Andrews West Parish Church, Glasgow hosted a “Wee Brekkie”.

lunch fundraiser

The Christian Aid Committee in Troon ran their famous lunches throughout Christian Aid Week.

Tell us about your event

We’re always looking for great fundraising ideas. If your church or community group held an event for Christian Aid Week 2019, let us know by emailing us at or