CREDIT Unions have become important parts of communities and Marie is one of the longest serving volunteers with the Lodge Lane and District Credit Union. Nominated by Peter Woods, founder member, he says he has worked alongside Marie for many years.
“Marie embraced the Credit Union ethos and filled most roles from teller to loans officer and a member of the supervisory committee, this while holding down a job as a school teacher. Beginning in rented accommodation, the branch now owns its own property, and Marie has been instrumental in turning the Credit Union into a viable business in its own right. Marie does a wonderful job and besides offering practical solutions to financial problems, is often the friendly face where people can turn in time of a crisis, and encouraging Members to become regular savers, in an area where many people have resorted to Loan Sharks and unscrupulous people."