Supporters ‘Go the extra mile’ to help meet demand for crisis advice
Put yourself and friends for a moment in our (walking) shoes quite early last Sunday morning. Then visualise the green acres of Horton Country Park at their best in the sun.
Now you can share the anticipation of our supporters and colleagues ready to Go the extra mile for a great cause.
Nearly 50 local people joined us to raise funds for fellow residents in the worst cost-of-living crisis in a generation. They walked the 5-mile route in Horton Park or a 10-mile hike through the Epsom countryside.
We want to say a huge Thank You to everyone who took part including CAEE trustees, staff and volunteers. Among the supporters were Chris Grayling MP and Horton councillors Bernie Muir and Kieran Persand.
And special shout-outs to friends at Rosebery Housing Association and Epsom and Ewell Rotaries. All 3 groups fielded volunteers to help on the day.
We expect the extra mile to raise an extra £2000. Anyone who would like to walk the route or donate to our charity can still visit the CAEE Just Giving page. All funds will go directly into supporting frontline services.
Go the extra mile is a new collaboration between national Citizens Advice and independent local Citizens Advice charities. CAEE and just 12 other local CAs volunteered to pilot the idea. We all learned a lot and are hoping it will become a firm date in our calendars.
Our CEO Lisa Davis explained the importance:
“We’re so grateful to everyone who rallied together this weekend. Every day our advisers hear from people who are stressed, isolated and frightened as they try to deal with the cost-of-living crisis.
“We’re working flat out to help people find a way forward. But we’re a charity and our services are stretched. All the funds raised by the people of Epsom and Ewell will help us get crisis support for those who need it.”