Clockwise celebrated International Credit Union Day on Thursday 20th October with a bang, literally as we blew up balloons to hand out at our open day. International Credit Union Day highlights the important economic and social contributions credit unions make to individuals, families and communities around the world.
As well as being a celebration, the day provides the opportunity to raise awareness of credit unions and thank and give back to existing members. This year’s theme, Credit Unions Build a Better World, leads in to the 2012 International Year of Co-operatives and with more than 186 million people worldwide Clockwise are delighted to be part of building a better world. Those coming into our Leicester and Melton branches enjoyed cakes and we waived joining fees for new members crediting their accounts with £5 to start their savings. The winners of our Build a Better World Drawing Competition arrived late morning and were presented with their art prizes, kindly donated from Dominoes Toys. In perfect timing our neighbours, BBC Radio Leicester arrived to conduct an interview enabling us to raise awareness of what the day is about and what Clockwise has to offer for the community as well as a being able to interview one of our competition winners.
Contributing to building a better world and giving something back to our community we dedicated five trees with the Woodland Trust in Normanton Wood, Earl Shilton.
At the end of the day, and a few hundred cakes lighter, Clockwise welcomed 35 new members.
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