Staff at the Hull and East Yorkshire Credit Union in Goole have urged people who are struggling this month to contact them and see if they can help.
The Credit Union is a not-for-profit organisation with the aim of improving the financial well-being of its member-owners by providing ethical, affordable services.
Jo Evans, who works in the Goole office, told us: “We want to help our members to afford their lives, not to make a profit out of them. There are people in our town who are really struggling to make it through the Christmas period financially and we want them to know that we are here to help, not just at Christmas, but any time.”
The Credit Union is also helping Our Goole with this year’s Christmas toy appeal and will be distributing gifts collected through the appeal to local families who need a bit of support.
Jo said: “The Credit Union is really excited to be involved in the Our Goole Toy Appeal. We often see how the stress of Christmas can take its toll financially and emotionally on families. Being involved will not only give us the opportunity to put a smile on a child’s face, but remind parents that, at some time, we all find ourselves in difficult circumstances through no fault of our own.”
If anybody would like to donate to the appeal, you can drop off new, unwrapped gifts at the Credit Union office on Pasture Road on Monday, Tuesday or Friday between 10am and 2pm.
For further information on the Credit Union, call 01405 854564 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.