Plans to roll out help for debt sufferers

PUBLISHED: 16:37 25 August 2009 | UPDATED: 10:05 18 June 2010

THE founder of a charity with a group in Exmouth dedicated to helping solve poverty problems is to take on a running challenge to raise funds to open more advice centres.

THE founder of a charity with a group in Exmouth dedicated to helping solve poverty problems is to take on a running challenge to raise funds to open more advice centres.

John Kirkby, who in March 2009 opened the Exmouth branch of Christians Against Poverty (CAP), in partnership with the town's Christ Church is to team up with two colleagues to run 84 miles in 30 hours in an attempt to raise more than £750,000 to expand the charity.

The aim of the run is to raise funds to add a further 60 debt counselling centres to the 101 already open across the UK.

Mr Kirkby said: "Running 84 miles over a 30-hour period seems like madness to some, but we really must respond to the massive need in society and open more debt counselling centres like our fantastic one in Exmouth.


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