screen-shot-2012-12-12-at-121607What a Christmas present!

Community Money Advice, which began in the Newfrontiers church in Burgess Hill and is now based in the Newfrontiers church in Shrewsbury, has just been chosen as one of only 60 charities to receive the highly prestigious Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award. This amazing and ‘good value’ support ministry now has 120 community based Debt Advice Centres ‘training & employing’ 700 fully qualified volunteers across the United Kingdom.

The Cabinet Office released this statement on December 12th.

Within this statement Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society, said:
‘The list of recipients of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award for Volunteering 2012 reads like a Who’s Who of some of our most important charities and voluntary organisations.’

Heather Keates (CEO and Founder of CMA):
‘I am so proud that the selfless commitment of CMA’s centre staff across the nation has been recognised by this prestigious award granted by Her Majesty the Queen and the Cabinet Office. To have our work endorsed at the very highest level is an extraordinary encouragement for everyone working within the CMA network and a spur for all of us to continue to develop our service, grow our network and so reach and help release more families and individuals from the terrible blight of indebtedness.’

Community Money Advice
Community Money Advice (CMA) is a national charity that for eleven years has enabled community groups to establish local, free to client, face to face debt advice services, through the provision of a range of services including: industry standard training; LSC approved sample policies and procedures; a freephone Adviceline; regional Operations Support Managers; administration software and information resources. CMA is committed to supporting churches and other community groups with a vision to help people overcome their money problems and make a fresh start on a stable financial footing free from the blight of indebtedness.

Each year CMA’s UK wide network of centres help thousands of people escape from the blight of indebtedness by providing free, unconditional, face to face, fully confidential advice and practical support to people from all walks of life. Advice is specific to each client’s needs and advisers will give as much time and support as required until debts have been repaid, budgeting skills have been taught and financial stability achieved.

You are lifesavers. I didn’t know what to do or where to go and was ready to do something stupid. You have shown me that my life is worth living. (Mr D, CMA client)

Congratulations CMA!

For further information, please contact, John Franks (CMA Operations Manager):
01570 480584
07771 797845

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