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Watch Pam’s Interview at PBC

CAP debt help reduces anxiety levels

East Dorset CAP Centre Manager and Debt Coach, Pam Ansell, spoke to Pastor Adam Skirton at Poulner Baptist Chapel in Ringwood on Sunday 13 March. He asked her how Christians Against Poverty are helping people who are battling with anxiety over their debt issues…

Pam explains how CAP’s free service supports a family or individual from the start, right through to the end of their journey out of debt. She often observes a physical change in people from the first home visit, when their anxiety significantly reduces, knowing they are no longer alone with someone fighting their corner. The East Dorset CAP Centre is also helping people in the Ringwood and Bearwood areas and has helped 32 households to become debt free!

To view the interview in full please click on the link below and go to 1:14mins in the video.

If you or someone you know is ready to call for help with debt, please dial 0800 328 0006 and a friendly, caring person at CAP head office will speak to you in the first instance.

Christmas Hampers of Goodies

Families linked to our various projects at the Turbary Resource Centre each received a hamper full of Christmas treats, groceries and a small gift this Christmas. This includes individuals on our MOAT courses for anxiety and trauma management coaching, CAP Debt clients, those in crisis locally and others referred for 1-2-1 support. In addition to this, households with children enjoyed their own age-appropriate craft bag. (See related article.)

Susan Sutherland, manager of the Turbary Resource Centre, would like to extend a sincere thank you to all the local stores, churches and individuals who donated food and items as well as the lovely volunteers who helped assemble these. Thank you!

Christmas Craft Bags

This Christmas, school age children who previously attended Craft Club, along with CAP Debt families and others referred by our Health Visitors all received Christmas Craft Bags to enjoy over the holidays. These were presented in charming bags lovingly hand-made and donated by Ruth Farthing the previous CAP Centre Debt Coach. Not only were the children delighted with their craft bags, the parents were too! Each household also received a hamper heaped with Christmas treats, goodies and groceries all donated by local stores, churches and individuals.

Susan Sutherland, Turbary Resource Centre Manager, extends her heartfelt thanks to all who helped make it possible for the children and families linked to our various projects to enjoy these treats.

Donations keep us helping those in need

Susan was delighted to receive a number of donations during the Covid pandemic. This financial support ensured that local families and individuals had access to essential food supplies during this time. 

Here is a photo of Bus Stop Club project manager, Susan Sutherland, standing in front of some of our regular Store Cupboard food displaying a cheque for £2000 as one of these generous donations.

We were also able to cook and deliver Christmas meals to those most in need in our local area.

The Bus Stop Club Committee is grateful for all the donations that help us to keep our doors open.