The WEE BOX
The WEE BOX
WEE BOX TWICE AS BIG
Scottish superstar Susan Boyle, broadcaster Kaye Adams and X-Factor singing sensation Nicholas McDonald have helped us kick off this year's WEE BOX appeal in style. The Scottish stars were joined by Bishop Joseph Toal and a host of pupils from schools across Scotland to mark the first day of what will be our biggest ever WEE BOX appeal.
Each year we ask the people of Scotland to give up something small, and place the money they save inside their SCIAF WEE BOX. We use these donations to give practical help to people living in some of the world's poorest communities. The generous contributions can pay for seeds, tools and training so communities can learn to support themselves.
When quizzed on what they'd be giving up for the appeal Susan told us she's be skipping sweets, Nicholas is passing on crisps and Kaye is saying goodbye to her favourite snack of cheesy oat cakes. All three celebs have been long time SCIAF supporters and welcomed the chance to give up something to help those in need.
Archbishop Leo Cushley is currently in Malawi visiting some of the communities SCIAF have helped, he sent back a message of support for the WEE BOX appeal. Standing with Mary Jackson (who you'll recognise from this year's WEE BOX) Archbishop Cushley told how Mary had made great strides in being able to feed her family since receiving support from SCIAF.
This year the WEE BOX is twice as big, each donation made before the 17th of May will be matched by the UK Government (so please dig deep!)
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