In my recent "Reporting Back" newsletter, I talked about my campaign to ensure the South Bank Savings and Credit Union Limited can keep helping people in East Cleveland. The Credit Union is hosted by Tony Gatehouse and his wonderful team at the Loftus Community Hub in the Old Coop building every Monday.
Lord Bird of The Big Issue, with whom I'm working closely on a number of projects, has now pledged £5000 to help keep the Credit Union at the Coop for the long-term. This will help to meet vital running costs, including the new heating system, and safeguard the future of this vital service. I'm pictured with Tony as we welcomed this real act of kindness!