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Borrower Releases Debut Album

Borrower Releases Debut Album

A former Miss Leicester, who contacted The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity in a bid to help get her music production business off the ground, has released her debut album, entitled ‘Find Your Tribe’.

Léna Walker, who borrowed from the Charity in 2014 in order to establish herself as a recording artist, music producer and guitar teacher, is back in the United Kingdom having spent six months hitch-hiking around South America and the West Indies with little more than her guitar and flip-flops. During her travels, Léna has been writing music, culminating in the production of ‘Find Your Tribe’ – the debut album which is being released independently.

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Charity Approves £87,500 in Interest-Free Loans

Charity Approves £87,500 in Interest-Free Loans

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity is delighted to announce a total sum of £87,500 of interest-free loans were approved, following the Charity’s final round of interviews with prospective borrowers for 2016.

The figure from the final quarter takes the grand total delivered in loans for the year to an impressive £375,000.

One of Leicestershire’s oldest charities, the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity – based at Leicester’s Friar’s Mill – provides people aged over 18 and under the age of 35 with business and education loans, which are interest-free over a period of nine years.

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Education Grant Boosts Natasha’s Prospects

Education Grant Boosts Natasha’s Prospects

For Leicester High School for Girls student Natasha Bhogaita, the world is her oyster. Having received her A-level results at the end of the 2015/16 academic year, she now has a selection of universities to choose from as she chases her dream career – a story that the Leicester-based Sir Thomas White Loan Charity is proud to have played a part in.

Thanks to a £20,000 grant provided by the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, Natasha was able to study for her A-levels at Leicester High School for Girls – an opportunity that she would not have had otherwise.

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Success Story – Creative Food for Creative People

Success Story – Creative Food for Creative People

‘Creative food for creative people’ – it’s a simple philosophy, but one that has worked wonders for Sir Thomas White Loan Charity business loan borrower Graham Crewe, better known to many as Gray.

In 2014, Gray applied for a loan to establish Grays Coffee Shop and Kitchen, having learned of a space available at Leicester’s LCB Depot on Rutland Street, which houses a number of the city’s creative businesses.

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STWLC to Attend 2016 DMU PAVE Conference

STWLC to Attend 2016 DMU PAVE Conference

Students at De Montfort University will be able to learn more about the support available from the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity (STWLC) at this year’s Health & Life Sciences PAVE (Plan Ahead, Value Employability) Conference on Tuesday 8th November.

The Charity will be in attendance throughout the duration of the event, from 11:00am to 3:00pm, which is being held at DMU’s conference facility The Venue – formerly known as the John Sanford Centre.

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STWLC Urging Entrepreneurs to Get in Touch

STWLC Urging Entrepreneurs to Get in Touch

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity is encouraging budding young entrepreneurs from Leicestershire to get in touch to help their start-up get off the ground.

The Charity, based at Friars Mill, just outside Leicester city centre, provides nine-year interest free loans of up to £15,000 to people aged over 18 and under the age of 35 wishing to start their own business. Successful borrowers are provided with a three-year break period before equal monthly repayments commence, thus providing a lengthy period for businesses to become fully operational.

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Borrower Melissa’s Inspirational Charity Flourishing

Borrower Melissa’s Inspirational Charity Flourishing

Over the years, The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity has assisted the start-up of many businesses, each with their own inspirational story behind them. However, in the case of business borrower Melissa March, her story is one that continues to inspire.

Melissa’s loan was used to establish Learning for the Fourth Age (L4A), which has become established as an award-winning charity. L4A provides learning opportunities to older people receiving care, either in care settings – such as care homes or nursing homes, or with individuals in their own homes.

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