(Children for Christ Scottish Registered Charity Number SC022609)
It was in Scotland that the support charity CfC started through God’s grace and the efforts of Harry and Wilma Somerville from Aberdeen. Down through the years, many dedicated people have continued this work. Mrs Agnes Murray, with the help of Mrs Betty Taylor is responsible for the gathering, sorting and packaging of aid for Romania in the Aberdeen area while Alison Slicer helped by several others is responsible for similar activities in the Glasgow area.
Each spring, a lorry takes the aid to Romania from Aberdeen and Glasgow as well as the aid gathered in England by the English support group and the Northern Ireland support group (see below). Some is sold in two small village shops which affords local families the dignity of obtaining good quality clothing at affordable prices whilst at the same time raising funds to support the work in Romania. Some aid is also given freely to families and children in particular need.
(Children for Christ English Registered Charity Number 1099276)
Each year a number of folk visit the CpC outreach children’s camp in Varfurile, a small village in the West Carpathian mountains of Romania, with the aim of assisting with the running and development of the camp. One such couple is Roger and Val White. After a number of visits to the camp, they were approached by Harry to head up a group of supporters in England, and CfC England was formed in 2003. They and the other trustees remain active in raising awareness of the work in churches and other organisations, seeking both financial and prayer support for the work. They are also involved in aid collection and supply as are several individuals and churches throughout England.
In 2008, Harry and Wilma had their first deputation visit to Northern Ireland, following up on a couple of visits to the camp by folk from Northern Ireland over the previous two years. Since then, prayerful, practical and financial support for Children for Christ has grown. In 2009, a support group was formally established in Belfast. Over the years this group has either visited camp themselves or organised other teams to work in the domestic and maintenance tasks of camp as well as raising finance to support the work. They are also involved in aid collection and supply as are several individuals and churches throughout Northern Ireland.