Monday, 7 July 2008

Top prize for helping poor folk mange their money

There’s loads of struggling families this side of town who can’t cope because they don’t know how to handle their (little) money.

So when a charity comes along and helps them manage their cash it’s no small issue because by educating the breadwinners in these communities, many people benefit – from mothers to children and those who live with cousins and grandparents.

No doubt judges at this year’s Charity Awards realised this when they gave the
Quaker Social Action (QSA) the top prize in the social care, welfare and religion category.

The QSA’s robust project , Made of Money?, fought off tough competition to win the judges hearts.

The panel recognised the immense value of giving families the time and space to talk, listen and learn about money and the emotional relief that the project provides, particularly in this current climate of economic uncertainty.

The QSA has been helping poor families in East London since 1867 and I’m sure many will agree with me that they deserve the prize.

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