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Christian Aid Week in Scotland

A Scottish Guide to Christian Aid Week

Christian Aid Week was set up 60 years ago to support the work we were doing with refugees in Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War. 

We’ve been there for refugees since 1945. We won’t turn our backs now.

Today, tens of millions of people across the globe are also fleeing their homes because of war, conflict and disaster, and are making dangerous journeys in search of safety. 

This Christian Aid Week, let’s celebrate the amazing work Christians have done over the last 60 years. And let’s act again now, to help relieve suffering and build a world where everyone has a safe place to call home.

In this section, you’ll find some pointers on how to get involved, where to find resources and how to download the Christian Aid Week video.

House-to-house

House-to-house collecting is the rock on which Christian Aid Week is based, raising a whopping 50% of the week’s total income in Scotland in 2016.

We know that organising your house-to-house collection for Christian Aid Week, particularly recruiting enough people to take part, can be a huge task. So, to help, we’ve put together a few top tips and some answers to your most frequently asked questions.

Resources

You’ll find fantastic Christian Aid Week resources on the website. Some of the resources are available to download straight away but you’ll need to order others using the online form. Don’t leave it too late!

On our schools’ website, Learn, you’ll find Christian Aid Week resources for teachers and pupils. These focus on learning about and empathising with the choices and challenges many refugees.

If you have any questions about what to order or how, give us a call in the Glasgow or Edinburgh offices.

The annual paper quiz is available to download here.

If you’re a Christian Aid Week Organiser, you should already have received the answers in the Welcome Pack.

This year, due to a change in fundraising rules, we can’t offer prizes for the winners. But you might want to present a prize within your own group. 

How to download the Christian Aid Week film

Many of you have seen the really moving film of Theodor Davidovic at one of our Jamborees and are keen to share it with your churches. Here’s how to do it.

Go to the section marked 'Order Resources'

Scroll down to the Films section and click on the word Films. From that section, choose the English version and click on the icon that says 'Download'.

A dialog box will open which asks you whether you want to open or save the film. You’re probably best to save it to your computer so that you have it for your event later.

Hit Save and in less than a minute, it will download to your computer – probably to your downloads file. If you want it to find it easily, you might want to move it to the desktop or to a memory stick.

Get involved

Christian Aid Week is always a festival of generous, creative and (sometimes) wacky activity all over Scotland. From book sales to art sales, coffee mornings to cake decorating – there is something for everyone.

Why don’t you let us know what your group will be getting up to? Send us a couple of lines about what’s happening, when and an image and we will promote it on our website and on Facebook.

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