Paddy Gerrard Memorial Scholarship Scheme 2021 - Member First Credit Union

Paddy Gerrard Memorial Scholarship Scheme 2021

Every year, MFCU offers support for our local students as a part of our Community Fund. This year, we have decided to dedicate this Scholarship Scheme to Paddy Gerrard, a founding member of Swords and District Credit Union, to honour his passing in 2021.

Paddy Gerrard was a founding member of Swords & District Credit Union (now part of the Member First family) in 1970. He was a massive influence in the early years of the credit union and took great pride in his work on the Board of Directors. The quote below from Paddy summarises the love he had for the credit union movement.

“We met like 12 apostles with Fr. Tierney in November 1970 in the Parish House. It was the start of a wonderful adventure and the 1st Love of my life- Sorry Alice!!!”

We are honoured to remember him through our Annual Scholarship Award. This Scholarship Scheme is funded by the MFCU Community Fund. As a non-profit organisation, MFCU has always prided itself on investing in local communities. Paddy understood the importance of the involvement of credit unions in our local communities:

“It’s the best thing that happened in Swords and its gone from strength to strength. We are very proud of our involvement and what the Credit Union has done for the people of Swords. We wish the Credit Union well long into the future but never forget our humble beginnings and our first £50.00 loan!!”

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