Saturday 17th April 2021
On Saturday 17th April Sam and Michele completed their Big Broxtowe Walk raising £400 for the Mayor of Broxtowe’s charity. Waved off by the Mayor, Cllr Janet Patrick two of Citizens Advice Broxtowe’s most popular staff undertook the 13 mile walk. Samantha Busuttil and Michele Cowlishaw walked to all three of the charities offices in Beeston, Stapleford and Eastwood. Both Sam and Michele have worked tirelessly to help people who need support and advice during these difficult times. They have been on the front line assisting people at risk of homelessness, struggling to pay bills and understanding the complexities of the support available whether that be the Furlough Scheme, Universal Credit or other forms of help and support.
The walk commenced from the Beeston CAB Office to Stapleford Care Centre before proceeding along the Erewash Cycle trail to Wellington Place, Eastwood. The route took them past some of Broxtowe’s most historic landmarks.
Citizens Advice Broxtowe is an independent local charity that helps thousands of local people each year with the problems they face. Its services have been in demand during the pandemic as many people struggle to understand their entitlements when their income has reduced by the resulting economic downturn impacting on their ability to meet day to day bills, maintain mortgage or rent payments or those who have faced redundancy. In total events like the Big Broxtowe Walk, Bake-a-long and mask sales have raised £2,219 towards the work of Citizens Advice Broxtowe. Take a look below at some of the pictures from Saturday.
The money will be used towards the charities Community COVID Recovery Plan that seeks to help people in Broxtowe who have been impacted by the pandemic either due to health, social or economic reasons. More details of the plan are due to be released shortly but a summary is provided below.