Young buskers launch drive to help world’s poor
Busking school pupils have helped launch a Scottish charity’s annual fundraising drive to help benefit some of the world’s poorest people.
The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (Sciaf) Wee Box, Big Change appeal asks people to give up a favourite treat such as coffee or chocolate and put the money saved into a Sciaf Wee Box, then donate it at Easter to help fund the charity’s overseas aid work.
An 18-strong band from St Maurice’s High School in Cumbernauld played samba and traditional Scottish tunes in the St Enoch Centre in Glasgow to raise money at the launch of the appeal – which this year focuses on the charity’s work helping poor families affected by illegal fishing in Cambodia.
Cambodian family the Langs feature on this year’s Wee Box, a fishing and farming family who were left struggling for food after criminal gangs used dynamite and electrocution to harvest fish in their local river.
Sciaf’s Director Alistair Dutton welcomed the UK Government’s pledge to double donations received before May 8.