Our services are free for our clients, but as an independent local charity we rely on the support of local organisations and people like you to help us to make a difference.
We are lucky enough to have had two groups who regularly fundraise for us. The Stroud Citizens Advice PR and Fundraising Group cover the Stroud and District area and the Friends of Cotswold Citizens Advice fundraise and campaign in the Cotswold and District area.
However, due to changes in the ways fundraising is undertaken in the digital age, the Stroud Citizens Advice PR and Fundraising Group have decided to disband, although the members will still be involved with Citizens Advice and will continue to look after Standing Order donations to the Stroud area.
Formed in 1998, the Group have worked tirelessly for Citizens Advice and it is estimated that over the last nearly 30 years they have raised in the region of half a million pounds for the organisation. The trustees, staff and volunteers would like to offer heartfelt thanks to everyone who has worked in this group.
Stroud Citizens Advice PR and Fundraising Group
The closing of the Stroud Citizens Advice PR and Fundraising Group was celebrated with a lunch at the home of the Chairperson, Ann Horner. CEO Elizabeth Hall attended and expressed her gratitude to those present.
Stroud Symphony Orchestra
This concert raised an amazing £665! Many thanks to the orchestra for inviting us to their wonderful concert and allowing the Stroud Citizens Advice PR and Fundraising Group to make a brief talk and hold a retiring collection. And also thank you to everyone who donated so generously.
On Saturday 24th June 2023 the Stroud Symphony Orchestra are giving a concert of popular classical pieces, and the retiring collection will be in aid of Stroud and Cotswold District Citizens Advice. The concert is in Holy Trinity Church (near the hospital) and starts at 7.30pm. All are welcome!
Tickets are £14 (concessions £12), children under 14 free, £1 reduction on tickets bought prior to the concert evening. Tickets available from Stroud Sub Rooms box office (01453 796880), online from www.ticketsource.co.uk (+booking fee) or on the door
The Phoenix Festival
Once again, the Friends of Cotswold Citizens Advice had a stall at the Cirencester Phoenix Festival on behalf of CASCD showing that we are, as ever, in the centre of the community.
We enjoyed the sun while it was there, and dealt with rain and wind, and held firm even when next door’s tent blew right over! Lots of books were taken in return for donations and lots of grown ups and kids couldn’t resist the challenge of our “Climbing the wall” game.Many thanks to all who donated and helped, in particular to Val and Katerina who were there for both days.
- through making a donation,
- organising your own event,
- helping run an event or street
- choosing us as your organisation’s Charity of the Year
you can get involved and make a difference.
Who we help
Over the winter, there was a desperate need for funds to help people who had come to us with emergencies such as urgently needing energy top ups, help with travel. Both Stroud Citizens Advice Fundraising Group and Friends of Cotswold Citizens Advice donated £250 each to the fund to help families and individuals in need.