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As Christmas looms SVP is receiving an average of 1,000 calls a day seeking help

Last year our volunteers visited approximately 50,000 families over the winter and we expect to visit at least the same number this year. At the moment we are receiving over 1,000 calls a day to our offices around the country”, said SVP National President Kieran Stafford at the launch of the Society’s Annual Appeal.

Save someone from a life of poverty is the theme of the SVP Annual Appeal which emphasises the effect of poverty on children and their future.
Many of the families we visit will struggle to make ends meet this Christmas and some will consider borrowing money to meet the extra expenses they face at this time of year. Being able to access affordable credit, rather than loans with extremely high interest rates is essential if families are to avoid becoming over-indebted.  We would urge anyone who is struggling, particularly with the cost of education, fuel and food to come to SVP for help.”

This Christmas, SVP has put children at the heart of its Annual Appeal and Kieran Stafford said that is because they are the most vulnerable and should not suffer because society has got things so wrong. Read the full article here.

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