20-day challenge marks 20 years of debt support

Staff at Littlehampton Debt Centre have pledged to drink only water for 20 days
Staff at Littlehampton Debt Centre have pledged to drink only water for 20 days

The Christians Against Poverty team in Littlehampton is celebrating the charity’s 20th birthday in a special way.

Staff at Littlehampton Debt Centre, which is run in partnership with Arun Community Church, have pledged to drink only water for 20 days.

Carol Boreham, centre manager, explained: “The team in Littlehampton is raising money and awareness of the work of Christians Against Poverty (CAP), which started in Bradford but has spread its free service to people in hardship right across the UK.

“Arun Community Church, supported by neighbouring congregations, has partnered with CAP to give local people free debt advice, which is amazing.

“I have been the debt centre manager for only four months but in that time, I’ve already seen how lives can be changed when people get support to tackle their finances.

“We wanted to drink only water to help raise awareness of the struggles vulnerable people can face when on a very low income. Thanks to CAP and the church, help is out there for people right here in our own town.”

CAP helps anyone who needs support and during 20 years, it has grown from one man with a £10 donation and a vision to a network of hundreds of churches helping 20,000 people a year.

The charity’s patron is the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and supporters include television money saving expert Martin Lewis.

Visit justgiving.com/Littlehampton-CAP to make a donation.

The team is also selling cakes and hand-made cards on Sundays after the service at Arun Community Church.

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