Our Christmas Appeal

Bethany Beds Appeal

In past years we have supported toilet twinning in Uganda and tap twinning which provides standpipes with fresh water to local communities, in our case, in Afghanistan, Nepal, Democratic Republic of Congo and Guatemala.  We’ve even been known to buy a cow or two!

In 2022 however, our focus returned to homeless people in Scotland by supporting Bethany Christian Trust in their ‘buy a bed’ appeal which provides accommodation for those sleeping on the streets.

Our funds were able to “buy a bed” for 30 homeless persons and so much more.  Each targeted donation for the ‘buy a bed’ appeal provides:

  • A warm, safe private room with en-suite facilities

  • 24 hour care & support from professional & loving staff

  • 3 meals a day including a freshly prepared, hot two course Dinner

  • A range of site support such as dental nurses, mental health practitioners and doctors
  • Tailored support to help individuals move rapidly out of their crisis

Much more information about the work of Bethany Trust is available on their website https://bethanychristiantrust.com

Perth Foodbank Christmas Collection

Also, at TCF a number of people supported Perth Foodbank either by taking part in their reverse advent calendar promotion or volunteering at their 3-day Christmas collection at Perth’s 2 main Tesco stores.  This event also included Tesco at Blairgowrie.  Between the 3 stores over 3 days, a total of 5.5 tonnes of food was collected!  

In 2022, Perth Foodbank saw a 31% increase in demand for help  and so it’s good that work over the Christmas period takes the pressure off a little for at least the start of this year.   If you are interested in supporting this great work,  they can be contacted at perthkinross.foodbank.org.uk

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Published 26 Jan 2023