Church in Mallusk to help people become more savvy with their hard-earned cash

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A CHURCH in Mallusk is set to run free sessions to help local people get on top of their household finances.

Members of Hyde Park Presbyterian wanted to help their local community to best handle the economic climate, so they underwent specialised training from UK charity Christians Against Poverty (CAP).

Now they are offering a short course aimed at putting the joy back into money by teaching people how to chart their household income and take control of their expenditure.

Money coach, Jeff McGuinness, who will be leading the sessions which is called CAP Money, said: “With households feeling the squeeze on their disposable income, we’ve all got to get a bit more savvy about our money to get through these tough times. If you know how to save and budget effectively, it can have a hugely positive impact on the whole family.”

Hyde Park Presbyterian is one of more than a thousand churches of different Christian traditions across the UK who are regularly offering this course, as they work together to positively impact the communities around them.

CAP Money has been found to be useful for newly retired people, soon-to-be students, mums dealing with mounting bills, families saving for a wedding and everyone in between.

Jeff added: “We hope that we can help people, quietly and confidentially, take control rather than relying on guess work so they can plan for the future and weather the storm.”

The first session of the course takes place in the church hall, at the intersection of Hyde Park Road and Mallusk Road, starting at 8pm on Tuesday, February 21. Christians Against Poverty is a home-grown debt counselling charity determined to reduce poverty in the UK caused by debt. To find out more about CAP Money or to book your place, visit www.capmoney.org or telephone: 07725 257519.