Free debt charity celebrates seven years of helping March's residents out of debt

PUBLISHED: 16:52 19 October 2015 | UPDATED: 16:52 19 October 2015

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Members of a debt counselling charity are celebrating seven years of providing free money advice to the people of March

In 2008 members of Centenary Baptist Church decided to partner with UK debt counselling charity, Christians Against Poverty (CAP) and received training to open a local branch.

This Sunday the congregation will be taking part in a special service to celebrate the hundreds of families who have benefited from the free, face-to-face debt counselling.

Fenland centre manager, Sue Bradshaw, said: “Debt isn’t just about the lack of money someone has. It’s about what it does to a person, often when they are already feeling very low from unemployment, relationship breakdown, bereavement or illness.

“The great pleasure of doing this job is to see the rapid change that comes about when people have that burden lifted and they see order restored. Hope creeps in again and that is an amazing thing to see.”

After calling the freephone number, all clients are seen in their own home.

Any paperwork such as unpaid bills are collected and sent to CAP’s head office where staff negotiate with every creditor, construct a budget and examine the best route out of debt.

To find out more about CAP visit www.capuk.org or call 0800 328 0006.

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