Sid The Shark was on hand at the Christmas Spending event at Dewsbury Road Community Hub last Monday (26 November 2018) as well as Money Buddies, Housing Leeds and other agencies.
There was plenty for the children to do as they made craft items, had their faces painted and visited Santa in his grotto. Meanwhile parents could get valuable advice and tips on avoiding loan sharks, budgeting and some may have found cheaper than they thought chocolate, mince pies and biscuits in the taste test.
The Illegal Money Lending Team presented a cheque for £5,000 to the LCC Communities team who are working with Money Buddies to produce The Money Buddies Story – a book aimed at children to help them understand money safety. The grant, from the Proceeds of Crime fund will pay for illustrations and production costs. The book will be out early next year.