Your bi-monthly update
from CrossReach

July 2018
Hi <<Preferred Salutation>>, here's your latest 
CrossReach eNews Newsletter.
Cash in your attic?
"Free" valuation
If you think you may have something or somethings of value and you live in or close to Glasgow, here's your chance to find out.

On Saturday 8 September, expert specialists at auction house Lyon & Turnbull will value up to 3 items for a suggested donation of £10 in support of our counselling services at the Tom Allan Centre/Bluebell. 

Bring your items in person to Lyon & Turnbull’s offices at 182 Bath Street anytime between 12 noon and 4pm – no appointment necessary. 


Over the past couple of editions of eNews, we asked for knitters to help create new CALAMARI, or CAL for short. 
CALAMARI SHANARRI is an initiative of CrossReach's Children and Families and has proved very popular in engaging groups and individuals to learn about GIRFEC and children’s wellbeing.
Since May, Tanya, CAL's "Mum", has been overwhelmed with the interest in CAL. Tanya says "Literally hundreds of people have either expressed how much they like CAL, or want to know how to get involved or knit one for their own use. I've had communications from other Charities, Local Authorities, Social Work Departments, as well as individuals. The response has been amazing."
Help us spread the important message about children's wellbeing, which is what CAL is all about, by sending Tanya your pictures and stories of CAL. We are interested in where and how you have used CAL and may share your stories to inspire others in how to use CAL. Drop Tanya an email here.
If you want us to keep you up to date on what's happening with CAL, please click here.

We need more knitters to knit more CALs. If you are able to knit us a CALAMARI then email us for the pattern) and send your colourful CALAMARI to: CALAMARI SHANARRI, CrossReach, Charis House, 47 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, EH15 2SR

Feedback at PPVSAC

Perth Prison Visitors' Support and Advice Centre (PPVSAC) have a "Comments Tree". People who use the Centre are invited to leave any feedback on their visit to the Centre.

Here are two recent comments added to the Comments Tree.
It's lovely to know your donations are helping make a difference through the team at the Centre.

CrossReach Events News

Set your 2018 running challenge today!

Entries for the Scottish Half Marathon and Scottish 10K on Sunday 23rd September 2018 are now open. Come and be a part of the newest event on the UK’s running calendar!
The route is seriously flat and fast. If you want to set a personal best for a half marathon or 10K, this is the event for you. Held on Sunday 23rd September, you run along the magnificent East Lothian Golf Coast before finishing in the final furlong at Musselburgh Racecourse.
There’s also the brand new 'Scottish 10K' event if you don't quite feel up to a half marathon!
Guarantee your place at 

Join Team CrossReach and take on Edinburgh Kiltwalk on the 16th September 2018.
50% discount for the first 20 kilted sign ups!
Whether the 5 mile Wee Wander, 15 mile Big Stroll or 25 mile Mighty Stride tickle your fancy, you can join in knowing you are helping to impact vulnerable families around Scotland. Sign up today and journey with us on this fantastic, fun and family friendly event:
Contact Rebecca for your discount code:
Check for more Events information.
Further details, including about 2019's Abseil and Edinburgh Marathon Festival, from Rebecca at

We are so grateful for all the parcels and envelopes of stamps that arrive daily at Charis House. Thank you!
Please keep them coming and spread the word that we welcome any stamps, stamp collections and other collectables.
As a result of you sending us your stamps we are seeing more children and families receive the loving care and support they need. So T H A N K  Y O U !
To find our more about Stamps and Collectables, phone us on 0131 454 4374 or email 
I can't believe you're talking about Christmas!
We are mid-way through summer, and it's been a scorcher so far this year. So how about thinking about cooler times, like Christmas!
It's not that long now until the CrossReach Christmas Card and Calendar Collection 2018 is available, and the elves in the CrossReach Christmas Team have been sweating away getting everything ready for the launch on 3rd September.
If you are on our Catalogue mailing list then the Catalogues should be with you by 1st September. If you want to receive the Catalogue, or aren't sure if you are on the mailing list, drop us an email to or phone our chief elf, Fiona, on 0131 454 4374.

It's good to talk...
There's only limited space here to let you know of the transformations you and CrossReach, together, are making in Scotland, and the opportunities to do more.
We would love to come and talk to your Church, Guild or 
other group
to let you know more about the exciting, life changing, differences being made, and how you can be part of it.
Phone us now on 0131 454 4374 or email and let's agree a date to talk.
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