Fiducia Wealth Management
Posted in Fiducia News, Charity on 25.01.21

We are very pleased to announce that our chosen charity for 2021/2 is Citizens Advice Colchester (CAC). CAC was founded in 1939 to help the people of Colchester and its surrounding area cope with the challenges of war. The times and the problems change but CAC is still with us and still helping local people. For many years, Fiducia has positioned itself and its values at the very centre of our clients’ lives, respecting what money and wealth mean to different people and ultimately the fine balance between financial health and financial insecurity. Regardless of the financial status of our clients, financial freedom remains the goal and for this reason our chosen charity this year is as poignant and relevant as it is close to our values.

During the pandemic many more people than usual have turned to Citizens Advice for assistance. Navigating laws and regulations can be tough and financial problems place huge strain on individuals and families. During 2020, CAC’s staff and trained volunteers assisted over 6,000 people facing problems with debt, housing, social benefits, family crises and much more. CAC’s aim is to help people to help themselves. Their service is free, confidential, impartial and assured by rigorous standards.

Announcing this partnership, Fiducia’s Managing Director Gordon Kearney says:

“There are several reasons why we have chosen Citizens Advice Colchester (CAC) as our Charity of the Year. Their tireless work to support those affected by financial hardship is one of them. As financial advisers, financial freedom remains the goal we seek for all our clients regardless of financial status and for this reason our chosen charity this year – amidst the pandemic – is as poignant and relevant as it is close to our values.”

One of the trustees who we are working with is Bill Hayton. Bill Hayton is the author of three books on Asia: ‘The Invention of China’ published by Yale University Press in 2020, ‘The South China Sea: the struggle for power in Asia’ published by Yale in 2014 and ‘Vietnam: rising dragon’ published by Yale in 2010 (with a second edition published in 2020).

Bill worked as a television and radio journalist from 1995 until 2020, for most of that time with BBC News. He was the BBC’s reporter in Vietnam in 2006-7 and was seconded to work with the Myanmar state broadcaster in 2013/14.

We would like to offer our clients the opportunity to make a donation to CAC via their LocalGiving webpage at https://localgiving.org/charity/citizens-advice-colchester/ and in the process be entered into a prize draw to win one of two copies of Bill’s ‘The South China Sea: the struggle for power in Asia’.

In a world in which inclusivity and wellbeing matters more than ever, CAC is open to all and they reach out to make sure everyone in need can benefit from their work. We feel that in 2021 our community values at Fiducia are closely aligned in making a difference to families’ and individuals’ financial wellbeing. Please consider making a donation to support the work of CAC across the community of Colchester.

CAC’s Registered Charity Number is 1097252