It’s no surprise really that so many people need help with Christmas money. The cost of gifts alone can quickly rack up, particularly if you’ve got children. And even if you have the kind of self-control which stops you spoiling them completely, it’s wonderful to get them that special gift that will have their faces lighting up on Christmas morning. As if having the cash to afford gifts isn’t enough of a struggle, Christmas also often means stocking up on extra luxurious food and drink, and perhaps even having members of the family come to stay. Add it all together and it’s easy to understand why so many people are looking for help with Christmas money.
Even if you work hard all year and put something aside to cover the costs, it can be difficult to build up sufficient funds, especially if an emergency like a broken washing machine or failed MOT comes along at the wrong time. For many people getting help with Christmas money means turning to pay day lenders or purchasing gifts on credit with high in-store interest rates, but here at CLEVR Money we’re glad to say there is another way.
Although we provide our members with affordable loans at fair interest rates, there’s much more to us than just money itself. We work on a not-for-profit basis and see ourselves as playing a key role in helping to regenerate our local community. Providing help with Christmas money is just one way of doing this. When they borrow from us, our members know exactly what they’re paying back and can relax in the knowledge that there are no hidden fees or charges.
There’s also all of the extra special activities on offer in November and December, and we have an enormous amount of playbarns, libraries, parks, independent cafes and tourist attractions in Lancashire offering visits with Father Christmas, Elf arts and crafts, meeting Rudolph and his friends, Winter Princess parties and the like. Plus there’s the Christmas lights switch on in almost every town within our common bond of Blackpool, Preston, Fylde and Wyre.
For example, you might want to treat the kids to Breakfast with Santa at Brockholes nature reserve near Preston or pick up a few unique gifts at the Crafty Vintage Festive Market at Wyresdale Park up in Scorton off the A6. Closer to Blackpool what could be better than taking in the spectacular Beauty and the Beast on Ice at the Pleasure Beach for a dazzling alternative to the traditional Christmas panto, or taking advantage of the late night shopping opportunities at the Houndshill Shopping Centre, where you can look for bargains at the same time as enjoying a free gingerbread muffin over the festive season.
Our support for the community goes beyond providing help with Christmas money to fund these kinds of treats and more. We support the local community, through initiatives which we hope will help to make it a better place for our members to live, work and raise their families. We do this all year round, but we know that Christmas is most people’s priciest time of the year, and that’s why we like to play our part in making it as magical as possible for our members. If you’d like to know more about getting help with Christmas money then please contact us today. We keep things as simple as possible and, if we can help, we’ll do it quickly so you can concentrate on planning a Christmas you’ll never forget.