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Citizens Advice Bureau Bourne Web

Together we’re raising money for financial wellbeing groups that offer support to those facing financial hardship and need advice.

Several charities including Lincolnshire Credit Union, local Citizens Advice branches, Lincs2Advice, Acts Trust Debt Advice and more will be supported through the Society’s Community Champions scheme from now until March 2019.

It could be by tackling issues like debt and payday loans, encouraging safe borrowing or helping people access the money they’re entitled to – these groups help in all sorts of ways.

Debt and financial worry can affect anyone and the money advice and support services we’re raising funds for are a cost-effective way to help worried families. They are there when times get tough and can offer expertise and safe affordable money services.

We hope that by fundraising together, we can recognise the work these groups do and enable them to support more people.

Here's what’s happening…

To launch the fundraising food outlets held a Christmas event day on Saturday 1st December where colleagues wore festive jumpers and raised lots of money.

We have collection boxes across our outlets including food stores, pharmacies, travel branches, funeral homes, coffee shops and post offices.

A donation will be made through the scheme each time a member shops in a Lincolnshire Co-op outlet, from December until March. Colleague fundraising and the carrier bag levy will also be added to the total.

More funds will come from Lincolnshire Co-op outlets through the Big Co-op Christmas Raffle, with tickets on sale from now until 5th January 2019.

Tickets are £1 and there are big prizes on offer including Lincoln City FC VIP tickets, a lemur experience at Lincolnshire Wildlife Park, an Apple iPad 9.7 and more. Last year more than £7,000 was raised from the raffle.

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