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November 2020
Dear Ali,

CrossReach couldn't do what we do without your support.
Here's some information about what's going on in CrossReach to keep you up to date with what's happening, and how you can get involved.

 
Winter Appeal 2020

Dear Ali,

In 2020 CrossReach launched an urgent appeal for funding to enable us to continue providing enhanced care services to some of the most vulnerable individuals across Scotland during this unprecedented healthcare emergency. The response was amazing and humbling as the appeal drew in over £275,000 to keep our services open and our staff and clients connected and protected. Thank you! 

With winter, demand for CrossReach's services increases; the need for care, counselling, special education, and practical measures to support the most vulnerable in our community are all exacerbated by Covid-19. That is why we are asking for continued support in our Winter Appeal.  Are you able to help CrossReach again at this most crucial time through either a regular monthly donation, or a one-off donation, please?

Your donation(s) can help provide: 
  • essential supplies to keep service users and staff connected and protected. 
  • telephone counselling for people who find their mental health is suffering at this time 
  • ongoing loving care across all our services, including learning disabilities, homelessness, addiction recovery and children’s services 
 
Please, help as you are able.

To give now, click HERE.

Thank you! 

Fair reflections
The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Rt Rev Dr Martin Fair, has been virtually visiting CrossReach services recently.

To catch up on his updates from these visits, visit the CrossReach Facebook pages HERE.

 
Christmas Cards with a message
The Christmas story of Jesus being born in a manger is one of God coming to be with us. Emmanuel; God with us.
This year especially, a Christmas card is the perfect way to send a message of love to family and friends, and share the good news of Emmanuel.
And with the profits CrossReach receives from the sale of the cards going to help our caring work across Scotland, buying CrossReach Christmas Cards also benefits others that CrossReach work with every day.

Get your Christmas Cards, and Calendars NOW by clicking HERE.

To get your paper copy of the Christmas Cards and Calendars Catalogue, email us or call us on 0131 454 4374 today.

Be quick though! The cards are only available until mid December and are selling fast!

A snapshot of the impact CrossReach has made over 2019-20
Each year, CrossReach review what we have done. This helps, among other things, to let us know how we are doing and the differences being made.
Click
HERE to watch the report on the impact CrossReach has made this past year.
As you watch, remember that you have played a part in this through your prayerful and financial support
Thank you.. 


 
Walk that way!
Fiona, who is one of our Supporter Development team, enjoys walking. So when she heard about the 2020 Virtual Kilt Walk challenge Fiona thought to herself "I can do that"!
There followed several practice walks getting her distance up, and, with the help of her husband encouraging her as "coach", she set off on the 19th September through the beautiful East Lothian countryside.
In total Fiona walked 13.59 Km, or 8.44 miles, or 21,643 steps!
Altogether, Fiona raised a whopping £2358.68! That's around 11p each step!
Well done Fiona!

If, like Fiona, you think "I can do that" in 2021, email us now.


Heart for Art Exhibition
CrossReach's Heart for Art project is a vehicle for encouragement across Scotland for people living with dementia to "express themselves not in words or memory but in hand, in colour and in painting".

A virtual exhibition of some of the artwork from Heart for Art is now available until 30th November by visiting www.elchoartspace.art

You can also buy a 2021 Calendar featuring some of the exhibited pieces HERE.

See you at the exhibition!

Supporting CrossReach

Prayer Diary
We will soon be sending out The CrossReach Prayer Diary for 2021.
Now is the ideal time to book your copy.  To do so, email us now or phone us on 0131 454 4374.


Internet Banking
If you are sending CrossReach a donation via internet banking, you will be asked the name of the account you are transferring the money to, which is CROSSREACH DIR DON
Call us on 0131 454 4374 for full information on donating by Internet Banking.
 

Make your donations to CrossReach worth 25% more
When a UK tax payer gives to charity, it's from income they've usually already been taxed on. CrossReach can reclaim the tax you paid on your donation, increasing the value of your donation to us by 25%.
So for every £10 you donate, CrossReach can receive an extra £2.50 through Gift Aid, at no extra cost to you!
To make this to happen, please complete the Gift Aid Declaration on our Giving Forms and return it to us.
Make your donation worth an extra 25p in each £1.
Contact us for more information. 

Thank you.
and finally...

As we all face difficulties, especially during the current pandemic, my heart is constantly touched and encouraged by your ongoing generous support for CrossReach as, together, we continue to:
. provide loving care,
. provide care you can put your faith in,
. seek to improve the future,
for so many people across Scotland.

Please email me about any local news about how you, or your church or other group are supporting CrossReach. Who knows, we might even feature it in this eNewsletter (with your permission, of course).
If there's anything else you want to email me about, then feel free! 
I look forward to hearing from you.

 
Pete Cuthbertson 
Donor Relationship Officer

 
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