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Charity announces first female Chair of Trustees

Her predecessor will remain on the board.

Lucy Womack, the new, first-ever female Chair of Trustees of the Leicestershire Sir Thomas White Loan Charity

After a decade of serving as a trustee of the Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, Lucy Womack has been appointment as Chair of Trustees.

She is the first-ever female to take on the role.

Lucy is the third-generation member of her family to be named Chair of Trustees after both her father and grandfather fulfilled the role in years gone by.

Lucy succeeds David Howard as Chair of Trustees. Throughout Lucy's time as a trustee with The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity, she has been at the forefront of the charity’s scholarship programme.

It provides high-performing pupils in the county with an opportunity to study at one of Leicestershire and Rutland’s independent schools.

The scholarship programme has seen recipients obtain places at some of the country’s most prestigious universities.

Lucy said: “I’m incredibly proud to take on the role of Chair of Trustees at The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity.

"I’d like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the wonderful job that my predecessor, David Howard, has done during his term as Chair.

"Through his stewardship, the charity is now providing our unique interest-free loans to people aged over 18 and under 45, as we expanded our age criteria, whilst our links to partners within the region have grown stronger.

"I look forward to continuing to work with David and my fellow trustees, and am sure his experience and knowledge will be of great support moving forward.”

Her appointment follows a six-year term in which the charity has progressed to offer its unique interest-free loans to more people than ever, in addition to utilising its available funding to wider causes across Leicestershire and Rutland.

David added: “Having worked closely with Lucy in her role as a trustee over many years, I know first-hand how enthusiastic she is about what The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity does and will work hard in her role to ensure more people across Leicestershire benefit from our unique support."

Whilst stepping down from the role of Chair, David will remain on the charity’s Board of Trustees.


Written by Kerry Smith

Kerry is editor of Cross Production's Niche Magazine in Leicester and has a degree in film and journalism. She writes about business news, local people, entertainment, and has a particular interest in theatre.


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