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1 in 5

in the UK live in poverty

14.5 million

that's 14.5 million people

4.3 million

of them are children

Grace and the Grumblies is a new story and yet one we’ve heard so many times before at Christians Against Poverty.

On the surface it’s a story about dragons, fireflies and superhero adventures. But deep down, it’s a tale of a single parent family in desperate circumstances, with unpaid bills and no food to eat, who find hope and help in their local church. 

Jenny and Steve’s story

Jenny, Steve and their three children were also in desperate circumstances when we first met them back in 2015. 

‘Not being able to actually feed your children is the lowest point you can get’, says Jenny. ‘I had 68p in my wallet, no food in the house and the children saying, “Mum, I’m hungry!” And I couldn’t do anything.’

As the cost of living increases and more families are feeling the impact, we’re contacted by even more people in a similar situation. The effects can leave parents feeling isolated and hopeless. ‘Seeing that you’re still working really hard to provide for your family but not getting anywhere, crumbled me and crumbled Jenny’, says Steve after the family income dried up and credit card bills grew and grew.

Thanks to supporters like you, CAP was able to help them to get back on track. Since becoming debt free, they’ve gone from strength to strength as a family.

‘Life is full of uncertainty, but having worked with CAP and our church family, we feel like we have an army behind us!’ - Jenny (mum, engineering student, and debt free!)

Steve and Jenny are happier and their children are thriving, with big dreams of their own for the future!

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A monthly gift can change lives

We call the community of individuals and families that support CAP with a regular gift our Life Changers for a good reason. Their generous giving enables us to work with churches across the UK to provide vital hope and life transforming services for those that need them. Right now, right on our doorstep, we have an opportunity to shine a light into the darkness of debt and poverty.

Will you become a Life Changer today?

We'd love you to prayerfully consider if a regular gift to CAP is the right thing for you. Whatever you're able to give each month, your donation has the power to transform lives for the better.

Give a regular gift and receive your sticker chart and stickers

Grace and the Grumblies sticker chart

For a limited time only, when you become a Life Changer you'll also receive Grace and the Grumblies stickers and a reward chart for the children in your life. Grab yours while you can!

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