Retford debt advice charity calls for support in local area

by | 13 October 2023 | Local Charity, Retford, Support Group

As costs remain high, Christians Against Poverty in Retford is aiming to team up with more local organisations to fight against poverty.

The Well Retford Baptist Church’s local Christians Against Poverty (CAP) team has been providing free, face-to-face debt advice to local people for 23 years, and is working with other local organisations to raise awareness of the support available.

CAP Debt Coach, Thomas Fritchley, said: “Many people are really struggling with all the rising costs, but it might shock you to hear that over half of CAP clients tell us they didn’t know where to go for help when they started having money troubles, until they heard about Christians Against Poverty.

“This is why we’re launching this campaign. We’re looking to team up with more community groups, businesses, churches, media partners and organisations in our area so that we can all work together to raise awareness of the local support on offer.

“We already have great relationships with several amazing organisations who help us regularly raise awareness and refer people to us who can benefit from our free debt help.

“We hope that through this awareness campaign we can build more long-lasting relationships, with the ultimate goal of helping more people through money worries in Retford.

“If you are a local business, community group, organisation or individual who might interact with people who you think could benefit from our free debt help, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact me for an informal chat about the help on offer and how we might be able to work together.

“We’re determined to work with more local organisations to help more people out of poverty in Retford.”