Charity Bank and its borrowers featured on BBC One

Nov 26, 2018

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Two Charity Bank borrowers have played a starring role in the BBC One programme, A Matter of Life and Debt, showing how an ethical loan can generate lasting, positive change for people and their communities.

Two Charity Bank borrowers have played a starring role in the BBC One programme, A Matter of Life and Debt, showing how an ethical loan can generate lasting, positive change for people and their communities.

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Charity Bank Banking Director Carolyn Sims during filming at Whitlingham Boathouse

Whitlingham Boathouse, a Norwich-based community rowing and canoeing charity, received a Charity Bank loan to assist with the development of its state-of-the-art boathouse. The BBC One programme illustrates the role Charity Bank played and how the new boathouse has benefitted the local community and helped teenage car crash victim James develop into a national kayaking champion.

Hope Rescue, a South Wales-based charity working to improve the welfare of dogs, received a Charity Bank loan in 2017. The programme explores how Charity Bank and local relationship manager Chris Tweedie helped enable the charity to open a dedicated rescue centre, increasing the number of dogs helped by almost 100%. The centre has space for 40 rescue dogs, two exercise paddocks and an indoor training centre and grooming room.

Edward Siegel, Chief Executive of Charity Bank, said: “Watching the success stories of our borrowers on ‘A Matter of Life and Debt’ is immensely rewarding. I am proud of the team at Charity Bank and their commitment to our borrowers, helping them to put their great ideas into practice and to thrive.

“The aim of Charity Bank is to leave an organisation in a stronger position not only financially but also in relation to its ability to pursue its mission. I encourage any organisation that is considering how loans can help them make a bigger difference to get in touch with our dedicated team of relationship managers.”

Watch Whitlingham Boathouse on BBC One programme, A Matter of Life and Debt here. Skip to 27:56 to see the broadcast.

Watch Hope Rescue on BBC One programme, A Matter of Life and Debt here. Skip to 06:27 to see the broadcast.