Knill James supports Lewes Citizens Advice project

Knill James, together with Wightman & Parrish, have agreed to sponsor a Citizens Advice adviser to work with families who are struggling to make ends meet as a result of the pandemic.

Advisers at Lewes District Citizens Advice say that many people who have lost their job or suffered a drop in income due to the pandemic have fallen behind with bills for the first time in their lives. The charity managed to get funding from Sussex Community Foundation to employ a specialist adviser to work with families and individuals to stop things spiralling out of control and get their lives back on track.

Funding for this project was due to end on 28 February, but with demand for the service increasing, Knill James and Wightman & Parrish, the Hailsham-based cleaning products supplier, have agreed to share the costs of extending the project for a further six months.

Kevin Powell, Partner at Knill James, said: “As a long-established local business, we wanted to put something back into the community to help people during the current crisis, and the approach from Lewes District Citizens Advice gave us the opportunity to do just that.” 

Jackie Wilkes, Chief Executive of Lewes District Citizens Advice, commented: “We are delighted to be working with two such public-spirited local businesses. Thanks to their generosity we will be able to continue this valuable work.”

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