All credit to dedicated volunteer Roger

Roger Hawkins, outgoing  Secretary of Northumberland Credit Union (NCUL) is presented with a book token  by Chairman, Nic Best .'.
Roger Hawkins, outgoing Secretary of Northumberland Credit Union (NCUL) is presented with a book token by Chairman, Nic Best .'.
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A DEDICATED credit union volunteer has stepped down from his role after 12 years in post.

Seventy-year-old Roger Hawkins has decided to step aside as Secretary of Northumberland Credit Union (NCUL) after a long record of hard work.

But the former Castle Morpeth Council Deputy Treasurer will continue to serve the group as a Director.

At the union’s annual meeting last month, members presented Mr Hawkins with a book token as a mark of appreciation for his service.

Chairman Nic Best said: “Roger has been involved from the credit union’s earliest days, first as MorCred and more recently as the countywide credit union.

“He’s played a massive role in the shaping of NCUL and in particular has successfully explained us to FSA and ABCUL. Thank you Roger.

“I’m glad to say that Roger is staying on as a Director and will be available to advise and support Joe Lewis, who is taking over as Secretary and has a hard act to follow.”

The meeting also saw Betty Hutton, Ian Hutton and Tony Medd re-elected to the Board.

NCUL is a community savings and loans co-operative, which encourages members to save and become eligible for small low-cost loans.

Anyone living or working in Northumberland can join.

For more information visit www.ncul.co.uk or call 01670 503666.