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Be a Friend and help CALM Charnwood

Posted: Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:02

CALM, Citizens Advice Local Movement, is a new scheme being launched by volunteers at Citizens Advice Charnwood. They say that anyone can experience problems at any time and that getting the right advice and support can stop problems getting worse and help people find a way forward.

Paula Tobin, Operations Manager for Citizens Advice Charnwood, says: "People don't always realise that we are a charity and rely on local donations to keep the doors open for everyone. We want to let people know what we do and how they can help us to make Charnwood a better, kinder, safer and more informed place to live and work".

The CALM scheme invites individuals and groups to become Friends of Citizens Advice Charnwood and help CALM Charnwood by making regular donations or by raising money to support the charity's work. Donations directly support the costs of keeping the generalist advice service operating from offices in Loughborough and Shepshed, including sessions in Syston from February. Generalist Advisers are all fully trained volunteers who give their time freely to help others.

Staff and volunteers are also offering to meet with local groups, giving presentations about the work of Citizens Advice and the difference it makes to individuals and families in the area. Their aim is to get the charity, one of the oldest in Charnwood, better known and more widely understood and to encourage individuals and groups to become Friends by joining CALM Charnwood. If your group or organisation would like to host a presentation please contact Paula Tobin on 01509 221220 or email admin@charnwoodcab.co.uk. More information and joining forms are available on this website under Donations.

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