Advent Day 22: Support the CrossReach Winter Appeal

Earlier this year, the Church of Scotland's social care arm, CrossReach, launched an urgent appeal for funding to enable them to continue providing enhanced care services to some of the most vulnerable individuals across Scotland during this unprecedented healthcare emergency.

Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair next to a CrossReach sign
Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, pictured during filming earlier this year for the CrossReach episode of It's A Fair Question.

The response to that appeal was amazing, and humbling, as it drew in over £275,000 to keep CrossReach services open and their staff and clients connected and protected.

With winter, demand for CrossReach's services increases. And this year, the need for care, counselling, special education, and practical measures to support the most vulnerable in our community are all exacerbated by Covid-19.

This is why CrossReach has launched their Winter Appeal to ask for your support to keep CrossReach staff and clients protected and connected through this winter.

"I'm delighted to encourage support for Crossreach's Winter Appeal," the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, said.

"Having had the opportunity to get a close-up look at some of their projects, I'm even more in awe of the vital, frontline work that is done through CrossReach in the name of the Church.

"It's work at the sharp end, where need is greatest. It's love extended in the name of Christ, without condition. It's inspirational work and deserving of all possible support.

"And might I take the opportunity to thank every single person who works for, or volunteers for, CrossReach. It's been an incredibly tough year and your commitment to keep services going in the face of severe impediments has been nothing short of remarkable.

"I know we're not out of the woods but for you, especially, I'm glad that there's light at the end of the tunnel.

"Joy and peace to you all."

Donate to CrossReach's Winter Appeal

Your donation will help CrossReach continue to make a difference when and where it matters.

To give now, either as a regular donation or a one-off donation, please visit the CrossReach website.

Last year, 55 CrossReach services were visited by the Care Inspectorate and scored 100% for quality of care and support.

This ability to go above and beyond in the quality and diversity of our services is only possible through the support they receive from funders, the community, and donors like you.

On behalf of those you will help, thank you for your support.

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