Elderly person holding a tablet

Last Spring, our Scottish member CrossReach received more than £29,000 (31,000 Euros) from the Evangelical Church of Westphalia in Germany and the Presbyterian Church in Taiwan to its Covid-19 Emergency Appeal.

The generosity shown by the donors helped our member to make a real difference to care home residents who were unable to see their closest family and were missing the faces of those they love by investing heavily in digital technology. The new devices allowed CrossReach care staff to help residents speak to their families and see their children and grandchildren.

CrossReach has also been keen to ensure that its staff has the resources which they need to help them to be as connected and protected as possible throughout this pandemic and with the help of its partners was able to keep that support going for as long as it is needed.

Very Rev Susan Brown, convener of the Faith Impact Forum said:

The family of the Christian Church has always sought to reach out a hand of help, support, and encouragement to others.

It is part of our DNA.

To be the ones being reached out to is both humbling and affirming. These partners have gifted money – and so much more.”

CrossReach provides 70 services including 17 residential care homes for older people, so it has been hit hard by the suspension of normal fundraising activities due to Coronavirus.

So far the Crossreach COVID-19 Emergency Appeal has raised more than £230,000 (253,000 Euros) to help them through the crisis.

To know more about the appeal, please check our member’s webpage.