Kirk of the Holy Rood
Grangemouth FK3 0EX
Charity Number SCO 01603
The members of our Outreach group lead the congregation's support of charities, both local and international, while responding to requests for aid in emergency situations.
In 2011 we at Kirk of the Holy Rood celebrated 50 years of worship and witness. It was decided to remember this event by supporting a project with a view to maintaining contact over an extended period. We chose to support the United Mission to Nepal. They have used our donations in various ways to help remote communities to improve their living conditions. The congregation receive information about the work being done and recently were pleased to have a visit from the UMN Director, Mark Galpin. This year, as a fundraiser for Nepal, we held a Prize Bingo in a local restaurant. This raised £800 and, together with £200 already donated we are delighted to send £1000 to Nepal at this time when they are coping with the devastation of two earthquakes.
Each year we have three main appeals. At Easter there is a collection for the work of Buskit. The staff and pupils of Grangemouth High School are much involved in the work of this charity. Senior pupils travel to Belarus to work in the hospitals dealing with the children affected by Chernobyl. The congregation are very interested when the pupils involved come along to services to tell of their experiences.
Our Harvest Thanksgiving Appeal in 2016 is for Mary's Meals.
At Christmas we raise money by sponsoring messages on the Christmas Tree etc. In 2016 this was for the benefit of the Forth Valley Talking Newspaper for the Blind.
Now that the Falkirk Foodbank has been established, the congregation have responded magnificently each month by donating foodstuffs by the carload to help provide emergency supplies for local families in need.
The members of Outreach much appreciate the generosity of the congregation in supporting these appeals. At Easter, Harvest and Christmas we have the pleasure of hosting occasions when there is an opportunity to say Thank You to all.