Debt service marks eight years in town

Owen Cooper. Hemel Hempstead Centre Manager for Christians Against Poverty
Owen Cooper. Hemel Hempstead Centre Manager for Christians Against Poverty

A charity is marking eight years of helping to rescue those facing crippling debts in Hemel Hempstead.

Back in2006, members of New Horizons Christian Fellowship in Woodhall Farm felt they wanted to do more to help people tackle their financial worries., so partnered with UK debt counselling charity Christians Against Povertyto open a new branch.

On October 26, the congregation will gather to celebrate the hundreds of families who have benefited from the free, face-to-face debt counselling.

Hemel Hempstead centre manager Owen Cooper said: “Debt isn’t just about the lack of money someone has, it’s about what it does to a person. The great pleasure of doing this job is to see the rapid change that comes about when people have that burden lifted and they see order restored. Hope creeps in again and that is an amazing thing to see.”

To find out more about CAP visit www.capuk.org or call 0800 328 0006.