Sandra Lindsay has been involved in supporting a wide range of local and international charity and community initiatives.
This year she was moved by the worsening humanitarian crisis in East Africa due to drought, conflict and famine. Rather than just donate money personally she arranged a fundraising quiz with her team and and together they raised over £200.
She also started a new role in setting up and running free financial education courses in my local community of north Edinburgh, in conjunction with a charity called CAP (Christians Against Poverty). The courses are run over a 3-week period (three evenings or three Saturday mornings) and are open to anyone (employed/ unemployed/retired/students). They use practical tools, techniques and coaching to teach delegates about budgeting and basic money management. The course aims to empower people to take control of their finances, live within their means and helps them get out, and stay out, of debt.
Since completing the first course courses she has kept in contact with the delegates over the longer term to encourage them to keep going with the good money management practices they have started to adopt. So they invited delegates to meet informally over dinner (cooked by the coaches!) a couple of months after the end of the course to share their experiences and challenges, answer any questions and provide a forum for further support.
Sandra Makes a Difference by finding new and innovative ways to support her community, using her business skills to benefit those around her and going the extra mile in make her support last long term.