Hampers provide relief for impoverished families

CHRISTMAS can be a tough time for those in financial difficulty. Many cannot afford a Christmas dinner or presents for their family. So volunteers from the Slough Christians Against Poverty centre, based at St Paul’s Church, put together seven hampers for clients.

Hampers were sent to CAP clients from volunteers at St Paul’s, Slough.

Slough Centre Manager, Ronie Twumasi said “Christmas may be referred to as the most wonderful time of the year, but it is often a very difficult time for our clients who are working hard to become debt free. These hampers offer families much needed hope over Christmas.”

CAP provides debt counselling, helping people to pay off crippling loans and credit cards. Nationally 78 per cent of CAP clients with children had been unable to afford to feed or clothe them. Before working with CAP, 65 per cent of clients skipped meals due to debt and 36 per cent had considered or attempted suicide. Ninety per cent of CAP clients successfully become debt free, on average within 21 months of signing up to the charity’s services.

Ronie says that what CAP in Slough, and at centres across the Thames Valley now need are volunteers. “The more volunteers we have the more clients we can see and the greater the impace we can have in our communities,” he says.

Get in touch to find out how you can get involved helping CAP clients local to you by emailing Ronie Twumasi on ronietwumasi@capuk.org or calling 07763 527 042.