Archbishop splashes out to promote SCIAF car wash

Archbishop Philip Tartaglia has urged people to come along to a charity car wash at Our Lady of The Immaculate Conception Church on Maryhill Road in Glasgow on Saturday 1st September.

Energetic pupils from the local secondary school, John Paul Academy, parishioners from the church and SCIAF staff will run the car wash which is open to the public. Parish priest Fr Jim Lawlor will be keeping a watchful eye on proceedings on the day and generous parishioners will be brewing fresh tea and coffee, and making brunch rolls in the church hall for those having their cars washed.

The charity car wash is just one idea taken from a new fundraising guide which is bursting with suggestions to inspire and guide people in parishes and schools across Scotland who’d like to raise money for SCIAF’s life-changing work.

Encouraging the people of Maryhill and the surrounding area to support the charity car wash, and others interested in running fundraising activities for SCIAF, Archbishop Tartaglia said:

SCIAF is one of the great treasures of the Church in Scotland and it'swork is known and supported well beyond the confines of churches. I am delighted they have produced a new practical guide that will allow ordinary Scots to arrange an event they can manage locally, knowing the money they raise will be used to great effect to help some of the world's poorest.

So if you’re in the Maryhill area on Saturday 1st September between 10am and 2pm then please come and join us at the car wash, or if you live further afield, get in touch if you’d like any help in running your own charity car wash or other fun fundraising event for SCIAF.