Alistair Burt, Member of Parliament for NE Bedfordshire, enjoyed a visit to St Swithun's VC Lower School in Sandy last week to meet pupils who have begun saving with the School Savings Club.  The Club has been inspired by Bedford Credit Union and organised by volunteers Barbara Eames and Claire Brooks.

 

Alistair had previously visited the Sandy Collection Point of Bedford Credit Union and is impressed by the work of the Credit Union.

 

Alistair said  ‘Managing money and learning about saving and budgeting is such a vital tool for families, and especially in these difficult financial times. I have always been an advocate of Credit Unions, and I hope constituents will look to them before more commercial ventures that are looking for profit from clients. 

 

It was a delight to meet the youngsters at St Swithun’s who are getting to grips with money management and saving.  Learning on this matter can never start too early, and my congratulations go to the Headteacher Mrs Whitehead, and her team here at St Swithuns for involving Bedford Credit Union in school life.’

 

Photo:Trevor Larder

Outreach Development Officer,

Bedford Credit Union

Quince Court Sandy

Collection Point open Wednesdays

10 – 1130am

 

Geoff White, Sandy Town Mayor

Alistair Burt MP

….and the happy savers

at St Swithuns.

BRITISH FORCES AND POLICE TRAINERS AMONGST THOSE THANKED FOR ‘EXCEPTIONAL WORK’

 

North East Bedfordshire MP Alistair Burt has returned from a New Year visit to Afghanistan.  Mr Burt, the Foreign Office Minister responsible for Afghanistan, was in three areas of the country including Kabul and Helmand province, where British forces are engaged in some of the country’s fiercest fighting. Mr Burt was there to see UK personnel involved in all aspects of Afghanistan’s future development and security and to assess progress towards the country’s aims of self sufficiency in security and political affairs.

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