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calendar02 October 2017

Author: Joseph Allison

What could you do with £90?

What could you do with £90?

Imagine someone drowning in debt, skipping meals to feed their children, worrying about being evicted from their home, convinced there's no way out of this desperate situation.

What if you could help them get on track to becoming debt free?

What if all it took was £90?

In reality that’s all it could take. If you’re a supporter of Christians Against Poverty, you’ll have no doubt come across our latest campaign, all about Jason and his journey out of debt with the help of CAP’s Debt Relief Order bursary. If not, here’s what it’s all about.

A Debt Relief Order (DRO) is an insolvency route out of debt. It’s an ideal option for clients who have no chance of ever paying back what they owe, for the poorest people in society. When we did the maths on all of these clients currently on our books, we found it would take them an average of 618 years to repay their debts. Wow. But a DRO is a way out. It means people’s debts can be completely written off, setting them free from a life sentence of poverty.

It costs £90 to apply for a DRO, but for many clients their income is so low that they can’t afford it. That’s why we need you to step in! We’re asking you to consider donating £30, £60 or £90 to help set someone free.

Think about it: what could you buy with £90?

You could buy Mars bars for 150 of your friends (aren’t you popular?)

You could buy your morning coffee for 45 days (or thereabouts).

You could afford several trips to Nando’s, or even ninety £1 ham sandwiches, which you could use to build a Scooby Doo style sandwich tower, if you were so inclined.

You could buy all three Twilight books, all seven Harry Potter books, a copy of Hard Times by Charles Dickens, The Art of the Deal by Donald Trump and What Happened by Hillary Clinton, and still have enough left over to buy a couple of Beatrix Potter classics and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, for an especially eclectic reading list in 2018.

Or you could change a person’s life.

Instead of a short-lived sugar rush for your many friends, you could get a family’s debts entirely written off.

You could go without that morning coffee for less than two months and offer a lifeline to someone drowning in debt.

Eat at home instead of going out (or give the sandwich tower a miss) and you could release a person from a prison they never believed they’d escape.

You get the idea.

CAP helps hundreds of people go through a DRO every year, and we need your help to see another 500 set free by the end of the year.

Click here to donate £30, £60 or 90 (or whatever you can afford to give) and let’s unite to see 500 families become debt free in the next few weeks!

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