Today we launch Your Money Matters - our campaign to help you overcome the surge in the cost of living.

2022 has seen a whole host of household price increases - from the energy price cap rise to surging inflation and food prices - costing your family hundreds or even thousands of pounds extra per year.

At The Messenger, we’re making it our mission to report on insightful stories from the community on the impact this cost of living crisis is having on readers like you.

The worldwide energy crisis exacerbated by the invasion of Ukraine, the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, record inflation figures and a surge in the cost of goods, fuel and travel means we will all feel the pinch.

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Through our newspaper, we want to do what we can to help make your cash go further because we know your money matters.

Editor Richard Duggan said: "We're facing a perfect storm of increased costs at every turn but there is help out there for people who are struggling.

"Clearly this is a worrying time for many and that’s why in our newspaper we will be offering you solutions, support and tips on how you can overcome the crisis."

Despite Chancellor Rishi Sunak announcing measures to help people in the spring budget, it’s clear we all face unprecedented financial challenges.

That’s why in the coming weeks we will profile local and national charities and organisations that offer both practical and emotional support. We will shine a light on those affected most by increased costs, both in Trafford and across the UK.

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Most importantly, this newspaper will help you save money or win prizes through our brilliant special offers – so look out for the Your Money Matters content each week in print and online daily.

Also, watch out for the hashtag #yourmoneymatters on social media over the coming days and weeks to see more of how we can help you and your family through this difficult time.

If you would like to share your experience of the cost of living crisis, if you are a charity or organisation offering support, or a business overcoming the odds to survive and thrive get in touch with us at