Christian Aid Sale
The 2016 Christian Aid Sale at St Andrew’s and St George’s West runs from 10am on Saturday 14 May to 3.30pm on Friday 20 May (not Sunday)
You can donate goods to the sale from Monday 2 May until Wednesday 11 May (not Sunday)
The 2016 catalogue of rare books includes Memoirs of Lady Hester Stanhope published in London in 1846; Alexander Campbell’s A Journey through Parts of North Britain with 44 engravings.
You can read the full 2016 catalogue online here. but please note that this is an advance catalogue and that we don’t sell any books before the Sale opens at 10am on Saturday 14 May.
Q:Where and when can I drop off goods?
A: You can drop off goods at the church in George Street from Mon 2 May to Wed 11 May 2016, from 9am-9pm Monday – Friday and 9am-5pm on Saturday. Closed on Sunday, except for services, of course.
Q:What kind of things can I donate?
A: We accept
- Books of all kinds (including antiquarian and out of print)
- Paintings, drawings and prints
- Antiques – collectables – linens – household goods
- Ephemera – maps, photographs, theatre programmes, cigarette cards, scraps, vintage travel and tourist material
- Sheet music
- Stamps and postcards
- Records CDs and DVDs
- Toys, jigsaws and games
- Baking, cakes and preserves
Q: Can you collect?
A: yes, we can arrange collection from Monday 2 May.
Q: I still have questions, who can I speak to?
A: You can speak to Mary Davidson, Sale Convener on 07714 186764, or contact the church office.
Thanks to everybody who helped us raise £105,000 for Christian Aid at our May 2015 Sale. On 14 June Professor Jeanne Bell presented the cheque to Kathy Galloway, Head of Christian Aid Scotland, on behalf of all involved in the sale. Following the Art Sale and Coffee Morning in November we were able to send a further £15,000 to Christian Aid, making a total of £120,000 for 2015.
The Christian Aid Book Sale at St Andrew’s and St George’s West
Over 500 volunteer helpers from Edinburgh and beyond work together to create the biggest fundraising event in the UK for Christian Aid. The Sale is held annually, in May, in Christian Aid Week when thousands of churches and individuals throughout the UK devote the week to fundraising for Christian Aid to tackle poverty, and the causes of poverty, throughout the world.
100,000 books of every kind fill the Sanctuary and both courtyards. But there’s much more than books … upstairs in the gallery you’ll find sheet music (and more books!) downstairs in the Undercroft Café you’ll find a gallery of pictures as well as delicious homebaking and food to sustain you. Head through to the Davidson Room hidden at the back of the church and you’ll find a treasure store of antiques and collectables. And did we mention toys, records, stamps, postcards and ephemera?
You can find out more about Christian Aid Week and about the Sale in this video made by Christian Aid – we’re on for half a minute after 3.05.