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Lewisham Plus celebrates 25 years


09 Mar 17

Lewisham Plus Credit Union has celebrated its 25th anniversary.

The Mayor of Lewisham Sir Steve Bullock (pictured with Lewisham Plus Credit Union President Frank Whittle) was a guest at the Annual General Meeting to congratulate the credit union on its 25 years’ service to the local community and to present long service awards to five of the founder members.

The AGM was held at The Grove Centre Church in Sydenham, which is the same venue at which the credit union was launched in 1992 with the support of the then-Mayor of Lewisham Jim Dowd, who is now the Member of Parliament for Lewisham West.

Previously known as ACTS Credit Union, it merged with Deptford and New Cross Credit Union in 2010 and now serves anyone who lives or works in the London Boroughs of Lewisham or Bromley or in the SE19 postcode. Staff and residents of Lewisham Homes and Phoenix Community Housing Association can also join.

Lewisham Plus Credit Union has grown every year since opening in 1992 and now serves more than 10,000 adult members and more than 1,500 junior savers.

To mark the credit union’s anniversary, a poster competition was held for local schoolchildren. The winning poster was drawn by a pupil from Keston Church of England Primary School, where children have been learning about money matters through the credit union and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s LifeSavers project.

The credit union is planning more special events for different parts of the community throughout the year, supported by the Big Lottery Fund. These will include promotions at Brockley Max and Lewisham’s People’s Day.

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