Christian Aid Sale
Thanks to everyone who made the 2016 Christian Aid Sale (14-20 May) such a fantastic event. Report and pix coming soon.
Read some background in the Evening News
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.
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.