Josie, from the charity “Missing People” writes…..
“Much like the church, we are dedicated to supporting people during some of the toughest times of their lives. We are the UK’s only charity to support people who feel they need to leave home, and the families left behind.
Did you know that in Scotland every year 25,000 children and 15,000 adults go missing from home? When a child or adult leaves home, separated from their support network and familiar surroundings, they can quickly become vulnerable. For their families, it’s an agonising ordeal as they wait, hoping their missing loved one will return safe and well. You may have seen news coverage of Sandy Davidson who went missing as a toddler from his grandmother’s garden in Irvine 40 years ago and is still missing to this day.
Churches are at the heart of the communities they serve, offering a refuge for people especially at difficult times, so I’m hoping you could help me spread the message about the support we offer for vulnerable people.
On Tuesday 6 December at 6.30pm we are hosting a special “Home For Christmas” carol service at St John’s Church, Edinburgh. I would love it if you and your congregation would join us?
This is the first time we’ve held a concert in Edinburgh and I’m contacting all churches and community groups, the police, politicians and many more. The evening will include tributes from people missing a loved one, uplifting music from local choirs and a special performance from X-Factor finalists G4. I’ve attached a flyer which you could share with your congregation.
We would like to offer you the use of our discount code ‘Carols2016’ so the tickets are free. You can book them here. Or if you want more information you can contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 020 8392 4524
I hope you can join us to find out more about our vision that every missing person returns home, safe and well.
With best wishes,