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£1,125raised of £1,000 target by 58 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,125 to help CAP Highland Perthshire Centre reach and support the poor, hidden and isolated across this massive region.

    Location
    Aberfeldy, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

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    CAP aim to help over 20,000 people break free of poverty in this 20th year. I'm helping by being very silly in public for 20 days to raise funds for CAP in Highland Perthshire. I spun the wheel for the 20 for Twenty challenge and landed on... 20 days of fancy dress! All day everyday - wherever I go, whoever I meet. It would be great if you could please sponsor me in this challenge to raise money to help CAP reach more people in debt across the region. There'll be pictures to have a laugh!

    Christians Against Poverty exist because nobody should be held hostage by debt and poverty. In a society where people live behind closed doors, 1000s are desperately poor. Unable to feed their children, incapable of paying to heat their homes in winter, the grip of poverty is relentless. It breaks families apart and drives many to think suicide is the only solution.

    CAP are passionate about releasing people from a life sentence of debt, poverty and their causes. And so am I. All services are run through local churches, tackling poverty head on. Now I know this church part may be difficult for some, but as Martin Lewis says, "it's why they do it, not what they do."

    For CAP, debt isn't about whittling down a sum in a cold analytical office. It's about people and families, and isolation and exclusion. In somewhere so geographically remote, the isolation becomes magnified and the descent into physical and mental ill health can be rapid. CAP visit people in their own homes and look at the whole situation, taking away paperwork to negotiate with creditors, providing a budget to live on and pay a way to a debt-free future. But CAP aren't just about money. CAP volunteers and workers walk alongside clients as personal befrienders. To say, you're not alone - you can do this. We're with you.

    In the 21st century most people are just one pay day away for debt. There but for the Grace of God... Please help me, to help keep this vital service in Highland Perthshire. Thank you.

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    • Melanie Brockway

      Melanie Brockway

      10 days ago

      Melanie Brockway

      Well this is the last day for my crowdfunding page and I want to just take this chance to once more say, what a wonderful response I received. I'm just bowled over by your generosity and how you've made such a difference to the funding of the Highland Perthshire centre and to the lives of those we support out of poverty, debt and the physical and mental isolation and illness that brings. Christians Against Poverty is a unique charity taking light, love and a practical way out into the homes of the hidden. A HUGE thank you to you amazing folk! X

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    • Melanie Brockway

      Melanie Brockway

      20 days ago

      Melanie Brockway

      So Day 20. SNOW QUEEN!!! And we're done. So unbelievably grateful for so much support and sponsorship. Been encouraged every step, especially this last week or so that's been so tricky. To all the 60 + sponsors - from first hand experience you truly are changing and saving lives. No doubt. HUGE HUGE thank you.for taking the ime to follow and donate. You're all stars! ☄🌟

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    • Melanie Brockway

      Melanie Brockway

      20 days ago

      Melanie Brockway

      Sorry for the delay on yesterday's costume - 8 hr road trip! A little bit of flapp8ng and the 1920s . One more day to go!!! For all my sponsorers 😃 you are all just wonderful . Your support and encouragement courage mentioned makes it all worthwhile. HUGE THANKS and love xx😍😙

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    • Alexandra mellor

      Alexandra mellor

      Nov 30, 2016

      What a fab idea! You've done so well. I really enjoyed all your outfits! Well done xxx

      £20.00

    • samantha boothroyd

      samantha boothroyd

      Nov 23, 2016

      well done Melanie Brockway xxx

      £10.00

    • Becky B

      Becky B

      Nov 23, 2016

      Well done Mel, you're a star!

      £5.00

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    Melanie Brockway

    Melanie Brockway

    Aberfeldy, United Kingdom

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