Eco face-scrubbies – A SRG Challenge

Our Trust Leeds SRG members are an eco-conscious lot. Since becoming a part of the Boomerang Bags family earlier this year, (a movement encouraging people to sew their own tote bags and shun single use plastic, see our recent Blog article for more information), we have been searching for more eco-friendly inspiration. Many Self-Reliant Group members are well practiced crochet …

Geraldine’s Story of a Trust Leeds Loan

Meet Geraldine. Geraldine is one of Trust Leeds’ first borrowers, receiving a loan of £650 back in November 2018 to assist in making her business dreams a reality. We recently caught up with Geraldine to hear about her plans for the future and to share her inspirational story. “I wanted to just heal people- I’m a people person.” A natural …

Material Squares – A SRG Challenge

It’s been a tricky year for feeling connected to others. Lots of our SRG members know this feeling well and being unable to attend their weekly in person SRG meetings has made this feeling even more profound. When her neighbour gave Margot her a bag of material to pass on to SRG members, it gave Trust Leeds Chief Executive Liza …

SRG Virtual Village Show 2020 – The Results

This year has been a tough one for all of us. Social distancing, isolation, staying away from friends and family—these necessary but difficult measures made for a seemingly lonely summer for many of our SRG members. This is when the wonderful team members at Purple Shoots had an idea; why did traditional summer gatherings and activities have to be stopped …