Debt Advice Foundation runner-up in prestigious national awards

Debt Advice Foundation was delighted to be named a finalist in this year’s Credit Today Awards – the first time the charity has entered what are seen as the most significant awards for all those working in and around the credit industry.

Our success, in the Money Advice Initiative category, was acknowledgement of our education programme, which is focused on a ground-breaking peer-to-peer schools financial education project developed with Southlands High School in Chorley, Lancashire.

Managing Director David Rodger commented: “All congratulations to the winners of our category, Citizens Advice, but we were delighted to catch the eye of the judges at our first attempt.

“This kind of recognition is hugely important to us as a very young charity working in the difficult field of debt advice, and it is a tribute to the hard work and talents of all the pupils at Southlands High School who have made this unique financial education project such a success.”

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