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Christian Aid Week 2023 has now come to a close - a huge thank you to all who took part

This Christian Aid Week we stood in solidarity with farmers like Jen and Esther in Malawi and were inspired by the small but mighty pigeon pea. Around Scotland, more than 50 fundraising events took place in addition to Christian Week church services and collections. Thank you for your amazing energy and determination this year!

Scotland’s biggest charity book sale returned once again (for the 51st time!) at St Andrew's and St George's West Church in Edinburgh and we thank all the volunteers involved and the many people who turned up to buy books. And there were successful book sales too at Holy Corner in Edinburgh, Falkirk Trinity, and at Fountainhall Church and Christian Aid Group Book Sale in Aberdeen.

Plant Sales

One of the most popular events during Christian Aid Week this year were the many plant sales held by various churches across Scotland. This was a great way to fundraise for Christian Aid, particularly for those who love gardening. It was also a great way to buy a gift for a loved one. Pictured is Charlie, our Community Relations and Fundraising Manager, and our supporters at Mearns Kirk Parish Church.

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Mearns Kirk Church Plant Sale Credit: Christian Aid
Buchlyvie Blether Lunch

Coffee Mornings

There were many coffee mornings that took place over Christian Aid Week - kindly organised and hosted by churches and supporters. This was a great way not only to raise money for Christian Aid, but to catchup with friends and family over a hot drink or some delicious food. Pictured is the popular Buchlyvie Blether lunch. 

Quiz Fundraisers

Some other successful events this Christian Aid Week included an array of quiz fundraisers. Our plant-themed quiz was used by many to put people to the test, raise money, and have fun. It's still not too late to download the quiz and try it out. Featured here are Christian Aid supporters at Hillhead Baptist Church's 'Pea Souper' and quiz event. 

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Credit: Christian Aid
Quiz Fundraiser at Hillhead Baptist Church
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Credit: Lucy le Roux / Christian Aid
CAW Dunblane

Christian Aid Week Services

Thanks to all the churches who hosted a Christian Aid Week service or collection. Our Campaigns and Advocacy officer, Lucy, was delighted to speak at Dunblane Christian Aid Group’s Ecumenical Christian Aid Week service and share our Loss and Damage resources, including the 'prayer people'.

Musical Events

Throughout this fantastic week, our supporters also had the pleasure of listening to some good music! Featured here are musicians from the picnic that took place at Allan Glen Rugby Club, as part of a Christian Aid Week fundraiser by Cadder, Kenmure, and Springfield Christian Aid Group.

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Credit: Christian Aid
Musicians at Picnic
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Credit: Christian Aid
Wear Red Wednesday

Wear Red Wednesday

The Christian Aid Scotland team got into spirit of Christian Aid Week by taking part in 'Wear Red Wednesday' - a chance to dress up in this vibrant colour and fundraise during Christian Aid Week.

The Scotland Team with their Pigeon Pea Recipes

We also couldn’t resist trying out some of the recipes featured in the Nandolo Farmer Association’s pigeon pea recipe book and in the run up to Christian Aid this week, we had a shared pigeon pea themed lunch featuring delicious curries, dahl and pigeon pea bread - try out your own recipe here

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Credit: Colette Cooper / Christian Aid
Scotland Team with Pigeon Pea Recipes

The support that has been made over Christian Aid Week will help ensure long-term change for people living in poverty. Here is a thank you from Jen in Malawi who shares the impact of Cyclone Freddy and why Christian Aid Week donations and fundraising are so important.

A thank you from Jen

The support that has been made over Christian Aid Week will help ensure long-term change for people living in poverty. Here is a thank you from Jen in Malawi who shares the impact of Cyclone Freddy and why Christian Aid Week donations and fundraising are so important.