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NewsMeet Our Board Member Sharon
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12 October 2015
Meet Our Board Member Sharon
London Capital Credit Union Board member Sharon has known about credit unions all her life, but only got directly involved when she saw a leaflet about setting up a new credit union in Islington.

“My parents have always been part of the credit union in our home town of Bradford, West Yorkshire,” says Sharon, “so I grew up knowing where mum and dad put their savings for Christmas, birthdays and other special occasions.
 
“My first involvement came when I picked up a leaflet inviting volunteers to join a Steering Group planning a new credit union for Islington. It grabbed my attention and it felt right to volunteer my time to help others like myself on low incomes as well as sharpening my business skills.
 
Sharon explains that being a volunteer takes commitment to take care of business and not being afraid to get stuck in with the rest of the staff and volunteers.

“It has meant attending regular meetings, participating in essential training, and of course making the tea! It has all been worth it, and as a member I have benefited from being able to save as well as borrow for household goods over the years and even a special holiday with my family, so the benefit of membership for me has been invaluable.”
 
It is seven years since Sharon joined the credit union, and she says that the transformation from a humble membership of just 200 people to over 12,000 members today has been incredible. Sharon concludes: “It has been a privilege to play my part in the credit union’s development and growth.”

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