SCIAF

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SCIAFScottish Catholic International Aid Fund
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They have all helped to transform SCIAF from a tiny charity that started life in a classroom in Rutherglen with an [pounds sterling]8,000 budget more than 50 years ago, to the organisation it is today, helping to enhance the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in the poorest countries in the world.
The 17-strong SCIAF group were among around 12,000 people taking part in the event to directly lobby MPs and urge them to recognise the need for action on climate change.
"That work is only possible thanks to the fantastic generosity of people who support SCIAF. I would be hugely grateful if people would sponsor us as we take on this challenge, so that together we can continue to help people in need all over the world have a brighter future."
"Every penny will go to SCIAF's life-changing work, helping people in desperate situations get the help they need to work their way out of poverty and get emergency aid when disasters strike."
Whilst charities and aid organisations carry out amazing work in response to these situations, SCIAF emphasised the role they see for the Scottish Parliament going forward.
Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF) are in contact with their sister agency, Caritas Indonesia, who are responding on the ground.
Each year people across Scotland give up a favourite treat such as coffee, chocolate, wine or crisps, put the money they save into a SCIAF wee box, and then donate it at Easter to help the charity's life-changing work.
Speaking ahead of this week's fast, she said: "Sciaf makes such a difference and raises awareness about the plight of people are directly affected by war, flood, drought, famine and disease.
Chief Executive Paul Chitnis said: "SCIAF's donation of pounds 25,000 will be used to address the urgent requirements of communities - including food, safe drinking water, clothes and shelter.
On 26 June, SCIAF supporters and staff will be part of a mass lobby at Westminster to tell MPs how much support there is in their constituencies for bold action on climate change.
Kind-hearted kids from St Serf's Primary are getting fit and helping people in need as they prepare for the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund's (SCIAF) 6k family fun run.