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CAP’s Heaped Christmas Hampers!

At Christmas our East Dorset CAP Debt Centre was supplied with generous donations of groceries, Christmas items, treats and finance for purchasing personalised gifts. It is all thanks to local stores, churches and individuals that Christmas was made that much more special for those we support. This enabled us to supply both a Christmas hamper plus a groceries hamper to each of our client’s who are working their way through their respective journeys out of debt.

Executing such a great project would not have been possible without our small band of amazing volunteers giving their time and petrol. Not only did they help sort and assemble all these hampers, but helped Pam, the local Centre Manager for Christians Against Poverty, to deliver these to each household in the run up to Christmas.

A big thank you goes to Stone Family Butchers in Ferndown who donated 24 chickens, which we delivered to our clients on Christmas Eve! We are sincerely grateful to Sainsbury’s for a grant with which we purchased a slow cooker for each family to support their budgets and help reduce cooking fuel bills.

Here’s what some families said:

The presents and food was amazing, it saved Christmas! Thank you!

The chicken is great as we don’t like the taste of turkey, thank you very much!

We were overwhelmed with the gifts!… Thank you all very much and we wish you all a lovely Christmas.

From the staff and team at CAP East Dorset, Bearwood and Ringwood – thank you to all who made this initiative possible!

Christmas News and Thank You!

Dear friends and supporters of the Bus Stop Club

We have come through another year of change – and thanks to our trustees,
management board, staff, volunteers and supporters we have been able to adapt and
respond to the changing needs of our local community.

Highlights of the year:

More CAP debt clients have received support this year in various practical ways, with
many becoming debt free. What an achievement!

We have offered 1:1 mental health coaching sessions for those seeking to manage and reduce levels of anxiety and recover from the historic effects of unresolved trauma. This programme continues into 2022.

• Our Food Store Cupboard has been open to the public 9 – 11am every morning. Thanks to donations of food and household items from local stores, churches and individuals, our Store Cupboard has been open to the public 9 – 11am Monday to Friday during term time.

Individuals and families with complex needs have been supported by the staff and
volunteers.

• Christmas hampers, groceries, treats and craft bags have gone out to CAP and other clients over the Christmas period.

Your help this year has made such a difference – THANK YOU so very much for your support.

Susan and the team

Bus Stop Club
TRC Ferndown

Heart-warming CAP hampers

… brought comfort and joy at Christmas!

Christmas CAP hampers and cheerful helpers
Some of the cheery Christmas hampers and smiling CAP team

Pam, our CAP Debt Coach, was thankful for the fabulous response at Christmas from local churches, supermarkets and the volunteers who helped pack, buy, donate money, food, gifts and deliver hampers to 15 families and single people who are on their journey out of debt and others who have recently become debt free!

So far 26 families and individuals have worked their way out of debt with our free service and support throughout their journey! Our local East Dorset CAP Centre works in partnership with the Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Head Office in Bradford who negotiate with creditors and compile a budget for a repayment plan or other routes out of debt, in line with government guidelines. CAP have received many awards in the finance industry over the 25 years that they have been offering this free support service to help people work their way out of crushing financial debt.

Beautifully wrapped hamper of goodies
Smiling volunteers with beautifully wrapped hampers full of goodies!

What some of our CAP clients said about their hampers:

It’s gorgeous what a big help bless you xx

I was really blown away by the hamper!

Speechless, then over the moon, very thankful…

Was so pleased to receive the hamper – a big thank you.

Sumptuously wrapped hamper of treats
Sumptuously wrapped hamper of tasty treats!