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Motherwell’s Jake backs SCIAF’s WEE BOX campaign

21 March 2023

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Motherwell FC left-back Jake Carroll has urged people to help give hunger the kick by supporting our WEE BOX appeal.

Jake took time out to urge people in Lanarkshire to back the charity’s annual fundraiser for some of the world’s poorest communities, as they continue to be hammered by hunger and climate change.

Each year, generous Scots up and down the country give up a favourite treat such as coffee, chocolate, wine or crisps, and put the money they save into a SCIAF WEE BOX. They then donate it at Easter to provide a hand-up to vulnerable communities worldwide, struggling to survive due to hunger, poverty and the climate emergency.

This year, our appeal focusses on the people of Zambia, in southern Africa, particularly around Kabwe, which is one of the most polluted towns in the world. To survive, most families in Kabwe grow their own food in small plots near their homes – it’s a perilous life, very much dictated by the weather. As their climate changes, life becomes more perilous still.

Jake said:

“This Lent you can act against hunger by putting money in your WEE BOX.

“Even giving a pound will make a big difference. When added together these tiny acts make a huge impact. Get involved today.”

Penelope Blackwell, SCIAF’s Public Engagement Director said:

“Our Lenten appeal this year is so important. 

“There are so many terrible things happening around the world right now, that are in the newspaper every day. 

“But there are also ongoing emergencies in countries across the world, that we don’t hear much about; in countries like Zambia where people struggle every day to get food to eat. Places where hunger and poverty are devastating lives.

“We need your help. Please help us support people living in the world’s poorest places to lift themselves out of poverty. 

“Everything you can give - anything you can give - is just wonderful.”