Money Diaries authors receive Young Citizens award

Ruth Gratton and Nicola Haresceugh, pupils at Southlands High School in Chorley, have won a Lancashire County Council Young Citizen Award for helping to educate thousands of youngsters throughout the region about managing their money.

Ruth and Nicola have written and illustrated two books in the Money Diaries series, which aims to explore key financial concepts, such as affordability and appropriateness of taking on debt, in a way that doesn’t feel like learning.

Their handiwork even impressed Children's Secretary Ed Balls, who told the girls every pupil should have a copy, when he visited their school.

The books, which have been funded by Debt Advice Foundation, have been distributed throughout Lancashire.

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