Christian Aid 2022

CHRISTIAN AID WEEK 

15 – 21 MAY 2022

House to House Deliveries/Collections For all volunteer collectors and deliverers, your red bags are available to be picked up from the Kirk Session House on 15 May. There are still 3 districts which are uncovered and it would be great if we could deliver in all of these districts. If you feel able to help with a district, please pick up one of the unnamed bags, write your name on the label and let us know which bag you have.

It is important that you return your red bag after CA Week even if you are only delivering envelopes.

The 10 km Run If you wish to sponsor Gillian in running the 10 km event on 28 May, there are sponsor forms and a collection box in the Session House.

Christian Aid Hamper We are looking for donations towards a hamper as part of our CA Fair raffle. Any donations can be handed in at the Kirk Office or given to one of the CA committee.

For further details on any of the above, please contact Gillian Hewitt or the Kirk Office at office@cramondkirk.org.uk

Gillian Hewitt,  CA Committee Convener

tel : 332 2788

e-mail: gjh@blueyonder.co.uk

 

CHRISTIAN AID FAIR – SUNDAY, 15 MAY

The Scouts Bedding Plants 

Professionally grown, high quality bedding plants, fresh from the nursery & at great prices. 

Home baking 

Always a winner. Bake your favourites & let us share!

Refreshments 

A great way to build up your strength for another trip into the Stall area! We all need to be revived at some point.

Tomato Plants & Bring & Buy

Grow A Tomato Plant .... help feed a family. Donations of plants of any kind are also welcome for the Bring & Buy.

Raffle 

Please help us raise as much money as we can for Christian Aid by supporting the raffle and perhaps you’ll be a winner.
Christian Aid Stall 
The Sunday Club children will have information on the kind of work Christian Aid undertakes in different parts of the world as well as details of some of the gifts you can buy so do come and visit their stall. 
Children’s Activities 
There’ll also be activities & games for children so do come and join in - regardless of your age!

CRAMOND CHRISTIAN AID RECIPE BOOK We’re also putting together a recipe book which will be on sale at the CA Fair on 15 May. One of the women featured in this year’s Christian Aid campaign is Jessica Mwedzi who lives in Zimbabwe. We are told Jessica “smiles with love for her children as she stirs a single bowl of porridge for them. But she knows they’re hungry for more. This one bowl of porridge is all she and her family can eat that day: ‘My children crave a decent meal, but I can’t provide. We often go to bed on an empty stomach. It pains me to send them to bed hungry.’ So please support Jessica and Christian Aid and buy a recipe book at the Fair

OTHER EVENTS PLANNED FOR CHRISTIAN AID WEEK

CHRISTIAN AID SONGS OF PRAISE EVENING – 7 pm on Sunday, 22 May in the Kirk Hall.  Come & enjoy an evening of your favourite hymns.

QUIZAID  Thursday, 19 May (7 pm for 7.30 pm)

Spaces are available for this fun evening which comes with a glass of wine & nibbles. Book now for a night out.  Tickets are £5 per person. You can make up a team of 4, 5 or 6 people, or just come along and we will find you a team to join. Entry forms are available in the Session House, at the main door of the Kirk Hall or from the Kirk Office or simply e-mail the Kirk Office with details of your team.

CHRISTIAN AID BRAINTEASER Copies of the ever popular Christian Aid brainteaser quiz are available at the Kirk doors and at the main entrance to the Kirk Hall. If you wish to enter, please pop £1 or more in the donation box and help yourself to a quiz. Completed entries can be left in the box in the Kirk Hall or handed in to the Kirk Office by Friday, 20 May.

CHRISTIAN AID BOOK SALE

This year’s Christian Aid book sale at St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church will be held from 14 – 20 May, 10 am to 3.30 pm with a late opening until 7 pm on Thursday, 19 May & excluding Sunday, 15 May.  As well as books of every kind, they will also have records, sheet music, stamps, postcards, toys, games, jigsaws & home baking.  Donations for the sale would be very welcome & can be left at St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church from Monday, 2 May – Wednesday, 11 May between 9 am & 9 pm (excluding Sunday, 8 May).

TOMATOES FOR CHRISTIAN AID

2021 was a good year for growing tomatoes, late ripening meant some of us were still harvesting into late October. An all-time record sum of £431 was raised for Christian Aid despite the Covid “lockdown” and the cancellation of the Fair. Now is the time to order for the 2022 season. Supplies of award-winning “Ailsa Craig”, “Bloody Butcher”, “Alicante”, “Gardener’s Delight” and other varieties will be available, complete with growing-on instructions in time for Christian Aid Week. Pre-ordered tomato plants will be available for collection from the Kirk Hall on 15 May. These may be grown in large pots or Gro-Bags in greenhouses, conservatories, porches or on windowsills as well as outside in well-sheltered positions. Over the past 36 years over £5,000 has been raised for Christian Aid in this way. Easy to grow, the sight, scent and taste of ripe red (and occasionally yellow) tomatoes, just ready to pick, provides a welcome change from the pre-packaged variety which may have travelled thousands of miles by air to the supermarket. Ensure your supplies now with donations of say £1 per plant, by contacting Michael Dick on 281 7981 (or Crichton Mouat on 334 6583) for standard “Ailsa Craig” and other varieties plus some aubergines. You too could be enjoying freshly-plucked tomatoes this summer in addition to being kind to the environment & supporting Christian Aid but do hurry to place your order as supplies are limited and are of course subject to the weather!

"Grow A Tomato Plant .... help feed a family"