Our February charity – Cambridge Money Advice Centre (MAC)
Our February Charity of the Month is the Cambridge Money Advice Centre (MAC). The charity was founded in 2004 as a practical Christian response to the growing problem of debt locally and nationally. They provide advice and practical support to those who face the burden of debt, helping to make contact with creditors and working on a realistic plan for tackling debts that leaves people with some breathing room. Prior to contacting the service, many of their clients face daily worries which are heightened by constant contact from credit companies. As well as providing practical help to improve their financial situation, the charity plays an important role in lessening their anxiety and thus better enabling their flourishing in daily life.
Their work has been important since they were founded, but it is particularly important now, as costs rise for everyone and existing debts become even more pressing. Anybody can ask for their help.
There is an article on p.4 in our church magazine, Seek, this month, where you can read more about their work.
More information can be found on MAC’s website: https://www.cambridgemoneyadvicecentre.org.uk.
About Charity of the Month at St Mark’s
Charity of the Month was created as a way of coming together as a church community to raise money for good causes. The scheme provides ongoing support to certain organisations, and each year members of our congregation are also invited to suggest charities that they would like to promote.