Bristow & Sutor donate funds and support to The Money Charity
The Midlands-based enforcement specialist has pledged £15,000 to the charity, which will have a direct impact on around 500 people. Half of this donation is undirected funds and the other half is specifically allocated for delivering Financial Wellbeing training to local community groups and schools.
The Money Charity provide education, information, advice and guidance to people of all ages, helping them to manage their money well and increase their Financial Wellbeing. The charity has been in operation for over 25 years, providing guidance, workshops, webinars, resources and consultancy services. All of these help people engage with making good financial plans, achieving their monetary goals, creating financial buffers and building resilience against unexpected life events. The charity is mainly supported by organisations who share the same passion and aspirations as they do, looking to give back and re-invest generated revenues into making a difference.
Bristow & Sutor has over 42 years of experience in the collection of local council tax, non-domestic rates and unpaid Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs). The company is one of the UK’s leading players specialising in debt recovery and regularly encourages conversations between Debt Advice personnel and Local Authorities, utilising shared connections for the good of all involved. Enforcement is a vital component of the debt cycle and in many cases, it is at this stage that debtors are convinced to seek help with their current financial situation.
In addition to the recent monetary donation, Bristow Sutor is also aiming to help connect The Money Charity with others who may be interested in utilising services and contributing to the cause. This includes inviting them to share a stand at the upcoming IRRV Annual Conference in Telford on the 6th, 7th and 8th of October. As well as generating additional support streams, access to this highly relevant audience of local authority professionals will allow the charity to engage in important conversations and discussions with key personnel involved in the improvement of Financial Wellbeing within regional communities.
Michelle Highman, Chief Executive of The Money Charity, said, “Worrying about bills significantly affects a person’s ability to cope with everyday life, including performing their job. The support and guidance we offer commercially to businesses can have a huge impact on both employee happiness and productivity. This work, alongside generous donations, also helps us to offer free guidance to both young and vulnerable people. We are very thankful for the recent donation by Bristow and Sutor and the opportunity to partner with them at forthcoming events. We look forward to raising awareness and engaging in discussions about the continued importance of Financial Wellbeing.”
Emma Watson, Head of External Communication at Bristow & Sutor, said, “Bristow & Sutor is delighted to support The Money Charity as we remain committed to adding social value to client and customer communities. We see the need for better education, in order to prevent problem debt and have a long history of both supporting vulnerable people and worthy causes that aim to instil good financial practices. We are pleased to be able to offer this support to our own members of staff as well and we hope that communicating these positive benefits will encourage other businesses, customers and clients to do the same.”
Financial and communicative support of The Money Charity is just one of the causes Bristow & Sutor has committed to in recent times. Other charitable projects the business has donated to include the Trussell Trust, Stop Domestic Abuse and AdviceUK. Staff also took part in the Steps for StepChange initiative earlier this year, raising funds and awareness for the charity during the annual Debt Awareness Week (DAW).