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Help at hand for loan shark victims.

Byline: KATE FORRESTER

HELP is at hand for victims of loan sharks, thanks to a new scheme which will help them buy food for their families.

The Loan Shark Victim Support Fund was officially opened at Coleg Llandrillio yesterday, in a bid to help families who have been left with nothing thanks to ruthless 'lenders'.

The fund will provide victims with food vouchers from recognised supermarket outlets and will be managed by Wales & West Housing Association, in partnership with Citizens Advice Cymru, the Santander Foundation, Flintshire Youth Forum and the Wales Illegal Money Lending Unit, who will hand out the food vouchers.

Its launch was attended by Delyn AM Sandy Mewies and there was a performance by Flintshire Youth Forum. The short drama depicted the consequences of borrowing money from loan sharks.

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Pictured at the launch of the Beat the Loan Shark campaign, from left, Delyn AM Sandy Mewies hands out certificates to young people in the scheme, James Owen, Jenna Giddins, Les Cooper, money adviser to Wales and the West housing association Matthew Johnson and Steven Hay, manager of the illegal money laundering unit Picture: JEFF PITT
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
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Date:Nov 9, 2010
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