Duddingston Kirk, as a congregation, has initiated a project to assist Ukrainian refugees fleeing from the war in their country. In particular, the project seeks to support the relocation of refugees in our area, by offering accommodation and other support they may require to help establish themselves in our community.
It is anticipated that support for the project will be required for a period of 2 years.
To this end, we have setup a restricted fund within our accounts to provide financial support as part of the wider support package. This Restricted Fund will be used to, but not limited to, pay rent, utilities and living expenses. These funds will not be used for any other purpose but should the fund, at some point in the future, no longer be needed then any surplus funds will be donated to Christian Aid’s Refugee appeal.
We are suggesting a pledge of £20 per month for 2 years or whatever you feel you can afford. You can do this by setting up a standing order to the following account:
Sort code: 80-02-87
Account number: 10084662
Bank of Scotland
Account name: Duddingston Kirk
If you set up a standing order please complete a pledge form and send it to the address below. Or you can take a photo of it with your phone and email it to:
office AT duddingstonkirk.co.uk
One off cash and cheque donations are of course welcome. Please make cheques payable to Duddingston Kirk and write Refugee Fund on the back so we can correctly record your donation. Please enclose a completed pledge form with your donation.
Please complete your details on the pledge form and return it to:
Duddingston Kirk (Church of Scotland) 5 Old Church Lane Edinburgh EH15 3PX
Tel: 0131 661 4240 (Charity number SCO16610).
Don’t forget to tick the box on the form if we can Gift Aid your donation.
So far we have in excess of £20,000 in pledges and a home is in the process of being prepared for a family of Ukrainian refugees.
A BIG thank-you to all who have supported this effort so far.
Yours, Rev Dr Jim Jack.