Kingussie Parish Church Scottish Charity No. SC021546
Linked with Laggan & Newtonmore
This year Christian Aid Week’s focus is on how Climate Chaos is affecting access to water for communities around the world, in particular focus are communities in Kenya. You can see the resources for this year at https://www.christianaid.org.uk/appeals/key-
What am I talking about?
The idea is this: that these communities across the world are struggling to access Water for life; and yet those of us who live in the vicinity of the Spey enjoy the water on our doorstep. For many communities on the Spey, the association with whisky -
The invitation is this: Churches, Congregations, and Christian Aid supporters along the length of the Spey, from source to sea are invited to take part in a massive sponsored crowd effort to walk/run/cycle/otherwise traverse some portion of the Speyside way in Christian Aid week. The idea is that the whole route will have been travelled by at least someone walking it for Christian Aid that week. Those taking part will also be invited to use their walk as a time of prayer and reflection about climate change and access to water through the Christian Aid Week resource: The River of Prayer
On top of the group effort, Rev Andrew Kimmitt (Aberlour) is going to travel the whole 172km length -
How will it work?
Logistics: the length of the Spey has been split into ‘chunks’ that have parking at each end. These vary in distance from 1.7miles to 7.2miles (one-
Fundraising: At Christian Aid’s suggestion, the fundraising will be done online through JustGiving.
We’ve set up the challenge as a JustGiving event which means individuals can join our ‘team’ and can set up their own wee sponsorship pages under the umbrella of the big event, or they can simply share the big event.
Our team page is at: https://www.justgiving.com/team/Spey-
Will you help?
Please do! Whether spreading the word in the next few weeks, signing up for a ‘chunk’ of the way yourself, or helping find sponsors and raise funds – I’d be delighted to see what we, who live in and around the Spey, can achieve for communities in real need for the basics of life this Christian Aid week!
Right now, it’d be really helpful for me to have replies indicating whether you’d be interested, and to pass me details of who I can be in touch with for further information: my details in email signature.
Thank you for taking the time to read this – please pass it on to anyone whom you think it might interest!