Money matters, time matters event comes to Frome

10 April 2015

We teamed up with Aster Communities and more than 20 other Somerset-based organisations to hold Money Matters, Time Matters, a free drop-in event for people living in Frome to get help and support on financial matters.

Opened by Frome’s Mayor, Cllr Peter Macfadyen, the event took place at the Cheese and Grain, Market Yard, Frome. It saw experts from Knightstone, Aster and other local organisations giving advice to visitors on how to make the most of their money, budgeting tips, how to reduce household bills, and much more.

A variety of stalls offered information about a wide range of activities and volunteering opportunities. There were also cookery tips and a practical work demonstration by Frome Men’s Shed.

Visitors were given the chance to enter free prize draws with prizes including slow cookers, food hampers and a voucher for a brand new pair of roller skates!

Jane Edmonds, Assistant Director of Knightstone’s Individual and Community Empowerment service, said: “This was a great event to be involved in. Supporting our residents is a vital part of what we do and money management is just one of the services we offer. It’s a particularly crucial topic at this time, with the introduction of Universal Credit across Somerset.”

David Allford, Aster Communities Customer Involvement and Community Development Manager, said: “With the cost of living rising all the time, it’s vital that we hold events like these to give local people practical advice on managing their budgets well and helping them make any savings they may not have realised they could make.

“We’d like to thank Knightstone and all the partners who gave up their time to help us with the event and everyone who came along on the day and helped make it such a success.”

For more money advice, check out our Be Money Ready website

 

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