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CAP News 

Here's all the latest news from what CAP has been getting up to in our region.
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CAP Whitehaven befriender volunteers needed 

 Calling out to all potential befrienders!!!


Do you have a few hours spare each month?

Do you have a heart for serving the poor?

Could you offer support by texting someone or going for coffee or a walk with them and helping them not feel alone in the world and that their life matters to us and God?

Then YOU could be just what we need at CAP Whitehaven.

Why do we need volunteers?

Our client numbers are beginning to grow again and we desperately need more volunteers to befriend our clients whilst CAP Head Office and our Debt Coaches take them through their Debt Management journey out of debt and what better person to do that than a member of our local CAP partner churches who can share the love they have received from God with someone in need.

What to do next?

Please pray about this and if you feel God is speaking to you then get in touch with your church leader or contact Phil on 07940575638 or

and we can talk through the role. We will be having a training day ( details below ) which would be an opportunity for you to come along, meet other befrienders and see if you think this is for you or if you would like to help CAP Whitehaven in other ways than befriending.

Befriender Training Thursday the 28th of April from 10am till 13.30pm at St. John’s Hall Hensingham

Please let us know if you would like to come along and on the day.

Coalfields Regeneration Trust grant 

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust (CRT) generously granted CAP Whitehaven £10,000 to continue their life-changing work through 2020-2021. From this work, one client saw their life transformed, supported and surrounded by love and care.  CRT were so impressed with the centre's work that they featured it in their recent webzine.  Click the link below to find out more details.


New debt coach at CAP Whitehaven 

Mel picThe exciting news for early 2022 is that the CAP Centre has gained a new Debt Coach: Mel Turner joins Centre Manager, Jonathan Berry, and is already seeing clients. After much discussion and prayer, Mel felt a definite call to be part of this life-changing work and began her training in late 2021. Following her training, Mel was added to the CAP Whitehaven team and saw her first client in late January – she now has three already!

What with Covid, which resulted in virtually no new clients at all, and then a rapidly changing financial landscape in the UK, it’s clear that there are going to be a lot of people needing the support and advice that CAP offers and it’s the perfect time to be expanding the team, to answer that need. Welcome aboard Mel!

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