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Jonathan is Doing Nothing!

Raising Money for Colchester CAP Debt Centre

10 July 2021

Raised out of £ 650.00 target

£ 724.10

Including Gift Aid: £ 809.06
Raised offline: £ 295.00

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Please sponsor me as I seek to raise funds for Colchester CAP Debt Centre (CCDC).

At first glance you would be forgiven for thinking ‘What a cheek. I would love a day to relax and do nothing!’ But this will be no pleasant relaxation; I intend to spend the day (25th November 2019) mirroring the experience of someone whose debt has led to anxiety, depression and a fear of leaving their home.

For 9 hours I will close the curtains, ignore the doorbell, dim the lights, turn off the heating and remove ALL stimulation including phone, books, TV, radio, computer, etc

There are clear links between debt and mental health. CAP research found that 37% of clients considered or attempted suicide due to debt and its related stress.

CCDC has seen over 300 clients since 2013 and helped 100+ families become debt free. It costs over £30,000p.a. to run our centre and we have to raise funds to cover this. Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Please help me get to my target of £650.

Jonathan Ewbank-Trustee:CCDC

Colchester CAP Debt Centre

Colchester CAP Debt Centre is part of Christians Against Poverty, an award winning, national debt counselling charity offering free help and advice through a network of debt centres based in the local church. CAP offers hope and a solution to people in debt through its top-quality, in-depth service, as well as financial education through the CAP Money Course and helping people back into employment through CAP Job Clubs. 

Colchester CAP Debt Centre is going from strength to strength.  In 5 years we have seen 300 households, of which 100 have become free of debt.  

Registered Charity No.1152204

Recent Donations



11 November 2019

Hope the day goes well. It will certainly be an experience.

£ 10.00


07 November 2019

£ 50.00

+ £ 12.50 Gift Aid


06 November 2019

Well done Jon!! I wish someone would give me money to do nothing!! Mike

£ 20.00

+ £ 5.00 Gift Aid


06 November 2019

Good Luck, Jonathan - hope you survive! Janis

£ 15.00

+ £ 3.75 Gift Aid


05 November 2019

We'll make a note to give you a day off the NHP to support a very worthwhile cause

£ 25.00

+ £ 6.25 Gift Aid


05 November 2019

only good thoughts on your day of nothingness

£ 30.00

+ £ 7.50 Gift Aid


01 November 2019

Jonathan - I hope that you get through your day of solitary confinement. Best wishes, Dan Hall

£ 50.00

+ £ 12.50 Gift Aid


31 October 2019

Good luck with it Jonathan.

£ 10.00

+ £ 2.50 Gift Aid


31 October 2019

Go Jon. Well done, it will be hard, good luck. Trish & Terry xx

£ 25.00

+ £ 6.25 Gift Aid


31 October 2019

Make sure that you practice !

£ 25.00

+ £ 6.25 Gift Aid

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