Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union is re-launching their primary school saving clubs under the new name of ‘Cash Cubs’. Cash Cubs is a new initiative building on the successful school savings clubs launched by the credit union in Renfrewshire schools in 2009. Bringing the concept bang up to date with the addition of the fun and exciting Cash Cub mascot, primary school pupils are encouraged to get even more active with their school credit union or to join from scratch if they’re not already a member. The first official launch of Cash Cubs takes place in partnership with Kirklandneuk Primary School.

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Alison Dowling, who launched the original RWCU school credit union project and is now rolling out Cash Cubs across Renfrewshire said, “Kirklandneuk Primary School has been running a hugely successful school credit union for six years now. To celebrate their dedication we’re delighted to officially launch Cash Cubs alongside their ‘go the extra mile’ staff and pupils, particularly Deputy Head Angela Sloan who has championed the school credit union idea from the start. We’re also looking forward to launching in our other flagship schools, and bringing the fun and excitement of the Cash Cub to lots of our budding savers across Renfrewshire Schools. Cash Cubs will help children to save up money and learn lots of essential life skills along the way, while building up a savings habit that we hope will last a lifetime.”

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Alison added “The Renfrewshire-Wide Credit Union has benefitted massively from Renfrewshire Council’s Credit Union Development Fund. It has enabled us to bring Cash Cubs to our credit union to revitalise the essential financial education work we undertake in partnership with Renfrewshire primary schools. We have more exciting plans in the pipeline that the fund has helped bring to life, so we give a big thank you to Leader of the Council Mark MacMillan and the council team for getting behind us to help the people of Renfrewshire enjoy sounder, savvier finances”.

 

The Launch will take place on Monday 5th of October at 11am in Kirklandneuk primary school, for further information on the Renfrewshire Wide Credit Union please contact Alison Dowling, Project Coordinator on 0141 889 3111 or alison@rwcu.co.uk .

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Renfrewshire wide credit union (RWCU) is teaming up with radio Clyde to give media students from ‘West college Scotland’ the opportunity to work with RWCU. The students will have the opportunity to visit the Clyde studios and work alongside RWCU to help with their new creative campaign.

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The students will attend the Bauer media academy on the 7th of September 2015. The day will have two sessions with around 10-12 students at each session. During the sessions the participants will learn about creating radio adverts, interview techniques and writing for the ear. The students will be put in to groups and have the opportunity to record their very own RWCU radio advert.

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The campaign is set to target males and females aged 18 – 25, and will focus on raising awareness and educating young people of the benefits of joining Renfrewshire wide credit union. The campaign will focus on money management but will also be an interactive and engaging campaign that allows the students to use their creativity.

Open to everyone who lives, works and studies in Renfrewshire, RWCU offers many products and services to members. There for you through all occasions whether it be a family holiday, new car, wedding, home improvements and even unexpected bills. There is something for everyone at Renfrewshire Wide Credit Union. Changing perceptions and having the students know that RWCU is not just available to their parents but could benefit them greatly during their years of study.

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Working with students in the Renfrewshire area will encourage them to save for their futures and help prevent them getting in to debt.  It will encourage them to save for a variety of occasions and by becoming a member of RWCU they can access all our great products and services. The students will also be encouraged to share their creative work on social media with peers and others their age. Marketing officer for RWCU Paula Ferrier states “This is an exciting opportunity for both RWCU and the students, it will give us the chance to find out what products and services the students would use at RWCU, and it also gives them creative work experience that they can add to their CV as well as having a fun and creative day out.

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For more information visit the website www.rwcu.co.uk  there will also be live tweets on the day from @RWCREDITUNION and Facebook posts going out, so stayed tuned.