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Motion ref. S5M-23984

SCIAF's Wee Box, Big Change Lent Appeal 2021

Submitted by: James Kelly, Glasgow, Scottish Labour.
Date lodged: Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Neil Bibby, Bob Doris, Annabelle Ewing, Neil Findlay, Bill Kidd, Johann Lamont, Monica Lennon, Ruth Maguire, John Mason, Elaine Smith, Annie Wells

That the Parliament supports the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund’s (SCIAF) Wee Box, Big Change Lent Appeal; understands that the 2021 appeal aims to support disabled children in South Sudan who are locked out of education and trapped in a cycle of poverty; notes that the appeal encourages people to put the money they would have spent on the items they have given up for lent into a SCIAF Wee Box to donate to the charity; recognises that the money raised is used to support people in developing countries out of poverty; acknowledges that the UK Government will match any donation received before 11 May 2021, and encourages MSPs to promote the appeal to their constituents.