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CAP wins accolade from finance industry!

calendar12 May 2014

We are delighted to announce that CAP was been awarded the Martin Williams Award for Contribution to the Credit Industry at the 2014 Credit Today Awards!

This award was one of two special awards given at the ceremony, which was attended by 1,500 members of the credit industry, and was presented by Zac Lewy, Founder and Executive Director of Arrow Global. When speaking about our work, Zac commended John Kirkby for the hard work and sacrifices he made during the early years.

Watch our Head of External Affairs, Phill Holdsworth, and our Director of Debt Management & Creditor Relations, Dawn Stobart, collecting the award at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. 

Passionate about seeing tech used for good?

calendar01 May 2014

Passionate about seeing tech used for good?

‘There’s just so much more we can do with technology!’

Have you ever uttered these words? Are you fascinated by the possibilities that information tech offers? Are you even more excited about using your IT skills for good?

CAP is a dynamic and forward thinking charity where technology serves a national and international vision to see people set free from the grip of debt and poverty. We currently have two exciting opportunities within our innovative and busy IT team.

 

Systems Developer

We are looking for a full time systems developer to assist us in what is our area of greatest need. Committed to bespoke systems rather than ‘off the shelf’ purchases, the CAP stable of products includes our debt counselling case management system, supporter CRM, CAP Money Course online budgeting tools and staff intranet. Excellent knowledge of PHP, MySQL, HTML and Linux, alongside good communication and time management skills are essential. Add to these a heart for UK poverty issues and you will be an ideal candidate who we want to meet. Go to the full job information.

 

IT Manager

A team of great minds always needs a head honcho! This role is suitable for a people manager with a technical background who loves to solve problems with their analytical skills. Looking after a team of talented IT professionals, our new IT Manager will work closely with our IT Director to facilitate the delivery of bespoke solutions and vital technology services to our rapidly growing charity. Go to the full job information.

Free book for you!

calendar11 April 2014

Free book for you!

Want to know more about the life-transforming work of Christians Against Poverty?​ Get your hands on a free copy of 'Nevertheless'.

Journey through John Kirkby's personal diary extracts as he shares the excitement and struggles of surrendering everything to a faithful God. This adventure of faith, often testing John to the limits, is a tangible demonstration of a God who is passionate about empowering his Church to be the answer for those who are poor and broken.

'Just finished "Nevertheless". One of the best books I've ever read! A true story of how God can use one man for greatness. From high flyer to almost bankrupt; salvation then pioneer of an international charity! Thank you John Kirkby for being so real and honest. Your story and vision of CAP to work with the local church, reaching the poor and oppressed is truly inspirational. Had me crying through most the book! It's with that "nevertheless faith" that we can all believe the impossible and watch God move!'
- Megan Bunce, CAP Supporter

Order your free book today

Ex PM opens CAP Café

calendar06 February 2014

Ex PM opens CAP Café

Today Gordon Brown MP officially opened a local church's CAP café in Kirkcaldy.

Run by CAP Centre Manager Pat Hanson, the Whytescauseway Baptist Church café acts as a drop-in for CAP clients and local residents to receive subsidised hot meals, and practical help with their paperwork. There is also the opportunity for people to find out more about Christians Against Poverty and how to access free CAP Debt Help.

Also at the launch event was Cllr. Judy Hamilton, Cllr. George Kay and several CAP clients. After declaring the official opening of the café, Rt Hon Mr Brown thanked the CAP clients for sharing their personal stories of struggles with debt, and gave his best wishes to the church's initiative for their CAP clients.

The café will be open every Thursday from 11.30am to 2pm at Whytescauseway Baptist Church, Kirkcaldy.

Jane overcomes the odds to walk ten miles

calendar21 January 2014

Jane overcomes the odds to walk ten miles

When our clients make it across the 'debt free finish line', they feel elated, free and often want to find a way to express their gratefulness. When Jane Stock from York went debt free in November 2013, she decided to say thank you in a way that would cost her. But the cost would be physical, not financial.

Jane, who uses a walking frame, decided to complete a ten mile sponsored walk around her neighbourhood. Supported by church friends, she set out on her inspiring adventure, with her walking frame decorated with balloons and ribbons (all in CAP green, naturally!). Six and a half hours after she set out, an exhausted but proud Jane made it over the finish line.

As well as asking for donations from families in the houses on her route, Jane also raised money amongst her church congregation. So far, she has raised £1,028 – incredible! If you would like to give Jane's total a boost, call our Supporter Relations team on 01274 760761 (don't forget to mention Jane's sponsored walk when you call!).

If Jane can walk ten miles, what could you do?

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