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Ingathering

Ingathering is an annual two to three week public collection of funds organised in co-operation with ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) in support of selected ADRA projects. Members are encouraged to collect money for various development projects, based both in this country, and abroad. Members are given permits and badges, and special collection tins for door-to-door collecting. Each year the projects vary depending on current needs. Projects have included building clinics in Africa, immunisation programmes, well-digging, and the Special Needs Camp in Aberdaron, Wales.

Ingathering is mainly a door-to-door collection, although church members can and do raise money in other ways, such as sponsored events, 'coffee mornings', car-boot sales, selling home-made bread, cakes or crafts, or collecting money through the year in their home or workplace. Adventist churches in Britain raise approximately £500,000 annually.

For more information on ADRA projects, visit the ADRA-UK web-site.