Dunbar Basics Bank

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The year has started well for the Basics Bank with food donations up by 14%. We have also had some amazing monetary donations from ASDA and EDF staff at Torness. With Spring in the air we have been doing some tidying and the stock room is now fully organised with the new shelving being fully utilised. We have even overflowed into the basement where we now store all our toiletries and nappies. It is quite humbling to see the shelves so well stocked through the generosity of all those who donate to the food bank! Thank you to all who give so willingly. ( Can I mention that now that we have sorted out our storage we do not need any more beans, soup or pasta for the time being.)

Photo of food charity in Argintina for ECM

Care Van Inspires

ECM & Bethany CT Care Van Inspires work in Parana, Argentina.


Dear Steve and Care van team

Last time we were in Scotland we were motivated by the work of CARE VAN,

So we decided to implement a similar work in our city in a weekly basis…

Thanks brother for your work. Your work it is not in vain, we were motivated for your work of love.

I share a link that will give you an overview of the work of Life Rescue Brigade.


God bless you a lot



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Carol Concert

Date for your diaryWednesday 17th December 2014 at 7.30pm – ADVOCATES CONCERT  –  tickets are free  – donations received will be given to the work of  ECM.

The annual Faculty of Advocates Christmas Concert will take place at St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, George Street, Edinburgh on Wednesday 17th December 2014 at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm).

Readers will include James Wolffe QC, Dean of Faculty and Gordon Jackson QC, Vice-Dean of Faculty.

Since its creation in 1996, the Faculty Choir has raised tens of thousands of pounds for the homeless in Edinburgh and under the direction of Advocates Ross Macfarlane and Neil Beynon, The Choir has sung all over the world, with performances in the Vatican, Notre-Dame de Paris and Off-Broadway.

Ross Macfarlane, Artistic Director, says: “We had no idea when we started that the Christmas concert would become such an institution in Edinburgh and we’re delighted to do this for such a good cause.  I think that this year will be particularly good since we have a range of great readings and readers, and lots of popular carols for the audience to sing.”

The Faculty Choir will also feature this Thursday 11th December at the National Library of Scotland’s “Christmas Fair” from 6pm.

Faculty of Advocates website