Posted on: May 14, 2017

This year, Christian Aid Week (14-20 May) marks 60 years of fundraising to bring an end to global poverty. 

British churches founded Christian Aid in 1945 to support hundreds of thousands of refugees who lost their homes and possessions in the Second World War. This vital work was needed long after the war was over, so in 1957 we launched Christian Aid Week, appealing to the public to help fund the churches' relief efforts. The focus for this year will again be on refugees, and our efforts will be a clear demonstration that Christians won’t stand by while our neighbours are suffering. 

None of our work would be possible without the tireless dedication of our volunteers. Can you help in one of the following ways?

• House to house collection 

• Hosting a “Big Brekkie” 

• Taking part in a sponsored walk/cycle round Loch Leven (Saturday 3 June) 

Sixty years ago, Christians refused to stand by while people suffered in refugee camps. Our generation is rising to that challenge again. We won’t turn our backs on the plight of today’s refugees. Please help. 

Alisdair Stewart (; 07825 698613)