SCIAF's '˜wee box' set to double charity donations

People across the Falkirk Council area are being urged to join SCIAF's WEE BOX, BIG CHANGE Lent appeal to raise money for some of the poorest people in the world.

Thursday, 1st March 2018, 2:55 pm
Updated Thursday, 1st March 2018, 3:57 pm
Picture: Colin Hattersley

This year the UK government will match pound-for-pound for all donations given to SCIAF UK Aid’s ‘wee box’ appeal before May 8, 2018.

This means that people’s donations will go twice as far and will give thousands of people in developing countries the practical help they need to overcome poverty, hunger, war, disease and natural disasters, so they can survive and thrive in the future.

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.

SCIAF volunteers and supporters in the Falkirk area kindly gave their time, enthusiasm and donations to help SCIAF’s life changing work raising over £27,000 last year, including from £18,638 from Falkirk, £3865 from Denny and £2182 from Grangemouth.

SCIAF’s director Alistair Dutton said: “We’re incredibly grateful to the people from the Falkirk area for supporting us over the years. Everything given to SCIAF’s WEE BOX Lent appeal means poor families can get the help they need, like good seeds, farming tools, training and small loans, so they can grow food, earn an income, and have a better future.”

Money raised from the appeal will help SCIAF’s work with poor communities around the world so they can grow more food and support themselves, overcome injustice and conflict, get an education and learn new skills, as well as get help when disasters strike.

To get your own SCIAF ‘wee box’, make a donation or to find out more about the campaign, visit