Guild Massive Sing raises 1000’s


Hundreds of kilos have been raised by The Guild’s Massive Sing occasion which occurred in Edinburgh throughout the Common Meeting.

The Guild Big Sing at Assembly Hall in Edinburgh
The Guild Massive Sing at Meeting Corridor in Edinburgh

The ultimate quantity totalled a powerful £3437, which can go in the direction of Synod of Livingstonia’s Matope Church in Mzuzu in Malawi.

Music on the Massive Sing included hymns resembling Nice is thy Faithfulness, We’re marching within the gentle of God, and Depend your blessings.

Addressing the Common Meeting earlier within the day, Guild Convener Patricia Robertson, additionally praised the fundraising efforts which totalled £763,000 for the 2015 – 2018 initiatives.

Up to now in 2019 £ 215,770 has been raised for the 2018 – 2021 partnerships which embody:

  • CrossReach – Be part of up the Dots – tackling loneliness and isolation in Scotland
  • Sailors’ Society – offering chaplaincy to the maritime neighborhood
  • Boys’ Brigade – supporting intergenerational work
  • World Mission – Journeying Collectively – mentoring and supporting younger moms in Zambia
  • Malawi Fruits – lifting a whole bunch of small-scale farmers out of poverty in Malawi
  • Free to Reside Belief – supporting road kids in India

Since 1997, greater than £5.2 million has been raised by Guild members for accomplice initiatives, which Mrs Robertson described as “superb”.

She stated: “Simply as essential as the cash raised are the advanced and difficult points that these initiatives have delivered to the guts of the church through the years: prostitution, FGM, homelessness, the plight of refugees, HIV/Aids, and help for these residing with dementia.

“It’s a lengthy and diversified checklist however we’re happy with the methods through which we now have helped form and alter peoples’ attitudes and perceptions.

“After all, neither partnerships nor occasions could be potential with out our superb membership.”

Mrs Robertson went on to focus on the present three yr technique ‘One journey, many roads’, which she stated “intends to encourage us to see that, while we share an purpose, that purpose may be achieved in many alternative methods.”

The Guild’s report additionally lined a legacy from a former Nationwide Convener, Moira Alexander, which can present funding for 2 folks in Malawi to be skilled as nurses.

Mrs Robertson described this as “a becoming legacy to Moira, who was herself a senior nurse tutor .”

Retired trainer Marian Macintyre from Shetland Guilds Collectively has now taken over because the Guild Conveners for 2019 – 2020.

If you want to seek out out extra about becoming a member of the Guild, contact the Guild’s workplace by emailing: [email protected]


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