Kiltwalk for Christian Aid

Virtual Kiltwalk 11 -13 September 2020

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I’ve just ‘joined the team’ in the hope our individual churches can promote the event. (John and I are St M Christian Aid reps on the Helensburgh CA committee). The planned fund-raising events have not been possible this year, so it would be wonderful if the church would be supportive again.

The very popular Christian Aid Tea sadly had to be cancelled this month. However Ruth looked out a daughter’s nursery-school kilt and led John – lame but ‘still game!’ – on a 10 mile goose chase around Cumbrae Island for the Virtual Kilt-Walk for Christian Aid. A big thanks to those who have sponsored already. More are welcome please, via the link. (Every donation is topped up to 150%.) They even offer a slice of Broonie and scone with your donation! Just request it in ‘chat’.

John had hopes of going up Ben Lomond, but – albeit much fitter than I – he has a bad knee. This was flat walking, but quite ambitious enough for him to feel it!

All donations, as explained get 50% added by the Hunter Foundation and the system is not only generous but transparent and secure – well tried and tested.

If some others in the congregation, children or grandchildren would like to kiltwalk themselves – there are 11 suggestions on the site for all ages.

We should like to report to the church and say a big thank you and congratulations to everyone who so kindly helped Christian Aid via our e-Envelope previously to raise well over £215 for them. Several church members also said they had donated via the Christian Aid website as they found the e-Envelope (a new Christian Aid initiative, but with some teething problems) didn’t work.

I’ve also offered free seeds and plants throughout lock-down to the families at the primary school where I work. Many of whom also contributed either through the e-Envelope or websites to Christian Aid or Oxfam variously. I also raised over £100 for Oxfam through making hanging baskets and offering them to my neighbours who kindly gave donations. The last two were sold in the Oxfam shop.

Thank you again,

Ruth

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