We’ve now counted all the donations received from the house-to-house collection in Cumbernauld Old Parish during Christian Aid Week and are delighted to report that the sum raised was an excellent £1880.70.
But the good news doesn’t end there: of that sum £1110.60 was given under Gift-Aid, so with a basic rate of tax at 20%, this will add a further £222.12 to the total.
Plus, a further £250 for Christian Aid Week was raised at our Boys’ Brigade annual display, giving a grand total of £2352.82 – a magnificent effort. Well done to all our collectors and donors!
Easter is past, the children are back in school and it’s now time to think about Christian Aid week, which runs from 15th to 21st May.
As always, we are looking for people to help with the door to door collection. If you didn’t receive an envelope last year, it probably means that no one in your immediate area was delivering envelopes – could you help this year? If you were one of the trusty band of volunteers last year, we hope you’ll help again this year.
The money raised makes such a difference to some of the poorest people in the world. Please give it some thought and if you are able to help, please contact Liz Dalling (727000) or Lesley Littlejohn (729083).
Instead of sending personal Christmas cards to your friends in the congregation at Balloch this year, why not put a single card on the special board in the hall at the Forge and donate the money you would have spent on cards and postage to Christian Aid?
A box for donations will be placed beside the board and, remember, all funds raised for aid charities are being doubled by the UK Government at the moment. A simple idea which will make a difference to those in need.
The money from the annual house-to-house collection in the parish has been counted and we can announce that the amazing sum of £2600.43 was collected this year. Of that £1224.10 was Gift-Aided, allowing Christian Aid to reclaim the tax at 25p in the £1 from these donations.
But the good news doesn’t end there – a further £500 was raised for Christian Aid at the Boys’ Brigade annual display in the Forge, so well done to them and to the parents and friends who supported them.
It was the Annual Display of the 1st Cumbernauld Boys’ Brigade Company on Thursday evening, and a mighty fine evening it was too. There was a marvellous turnout of boys, from the Anchor Boys (P1 to P3), Junior Section (P4 – P6), and Company Section and Seniors, as well as many parents, families and friends.
A huge ‘thank-you‘ to all those in Cumbernauld Old Parish Church who took part in the annual Christian Aid house-to-house collection back in May. The money has now been counted and we can tell you that the marvellous sum of £2868 was raised in the parish thanks to your efforts. Of that sum, £1507 was Gift-Aided, which means an additional £375+ for Christian Aid.
On top of that our Boys’ Brigade Company raised £525 for Christian Aid at their Annual Display – so thanks to all of them as well.
Our special thanks to Liz Dalling and Lesley Littlejohn who did all of the organisation and made the collection happen. Thank you all once again.
The latest edition of Christian Aid News looks forward to Christian Aid Week 2012 (13-19 May) and encourages everyone to get involved in some way. There is a story of how one Kenyan church minister is fighting the stigma that is attached to people with HIV, news of the singer Beverley Knight’s visit to Malawi as a Christian Aid ambassador and an appeal for the UK Government to do more to “tackle the role that British banks and companies play in fuelling and facilitating corruption overseas”.
The newsletter also reports on some of the ways Christian Aid and its partner agencies are dealing with devastating flooding in Central America and East Africa and launches an appeal to churches to raise £500 each to fight malaria in Sierra Leone this year. There is a report from the UN Climate Change Summit held in Durban, South Africa in December, and how Christian Aid is joining the fight for land rights in India. And these are only some of the articles, so please click on the link above to read the complete thing!
Christian Aid has a vision: an end to poverty. They say, “Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives.” They believe their vision of an end to poverty can become a reality, and urge us to join them. Read the report, watch the video, and take action.