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OFT announces further help for Save Xmas campaign

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14/11/2007

The OFT has donated an additional £80,000 to Citizens Advice to assist in the delivery of the Save Xmas campaign.

The campaign was launched following the collapse of the Farepak hamper company last year and delivers information through local groups to assist people with their savings options for Christmas using face-to-face training sessions.

This is the second round of funding awarded by the OFT, and administered by Citizens Advice, which enables community groups and consumer organisations to run sessions for groups of people locally.

Sue Cook, head of consumer and business education at the OFT, said: “We are delighted to be able to provide additional funding to our partners at grass roots level. Citizens Advice’s involvement has been fundamental in delivering the Save Xmas campaign to local communities.

“We would urge groups and organisations who are interested in delivering Save Xmas training and helping people make choices that best suit their needs when saving for Christmas training to contact us promptly.”

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