Christian Aid at St Andrew’s and St George’s West – the story so far

This page looks back at recent Christian Aid Sales at St Andrew’s and St George’s West. For information on the current sale please see this page

Since it started in 1974 the Sale has raised over £2m for Christian Aid’s work to end poverty. 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?

2018

Thanks to everyone who helped to make the 2018 Sale a record breaker. At the time of writing you have helped to raise over £130,000 for the work of Christian Aid throughout the world.

Patron John Byrne generously donated a self portrait to the sale – sold by silent auction on the first day.

 

2017 

Thanks to everyone who came, who donated, who bought and who helped at the 2017 May Christian Aid Sale at St Andrew’s and St George’s West. On 25 June 2o17 we were able to hand over a cheque for £90,000 to Sally Foster Fulton, head of Christian Aid Scotland.

Holding Fast tells the story of this year’s sale – you can read it online here.

The Sale of Pictures and Scottish Books took place from 26-28 October 2017, and raised over £13,000.

 

2016

Thanks to everyone who made 2016 our most successful year every financially, with a total of £141,000 going to Christian Aid. Read some background in the Evening News 

LadyHesterStanhope_from DonaldGollanThe 2016  Catalogue of Rare Books

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.

 


 

2015

MiracleAndMysteryCoverThanks 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.

Miracle and Mystery tells the story of the May 2015 Sale – read it online here.

 


The Christian Aid Book Sale at St Andrew’s and St George’s West

Since it started in 1974 the Sale has raised over £2m for Christian Aid’s work to end poverty.

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?

 

 

 

 

 

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