Wirral MIND says ‘No!’ to Loan Sharks from today 2nd of July until the 26th of July in Gallery 14 at the Williamson Art Gallery

Wirral MIND says ‘No!’ to Loan Sharks from today
2nd of July until the 26th of July
in Gallery 14 at the Williamson Art Gallery





An estimated 310,000 household across the country are in debt to illegal money lenders, also known as Loan Sharks. These criminals exploit vulnerable borrowers, often resorting to extreme methods to enforce repayment.

The England Illegal Money Lending Team is a national enforcement team cracking down on loan sharks.  As part of their ongoing awareness raising they are working with Wirral Council, Wirral MIND and Wirral Trading Standards to highlight the dangers of loan sharks through the medium of art to the people of the Wirral.

Wirral MIND members have produced paintings focusing their thoughts and fears about the dangers of loan sharks and how illegal money lending can devastate people’s minds and lives. 

The Fountain Project based at Wirral MIND in Birkenhead has worked with the Stop Loan Sharks project to have their art work publically displayed here.  Inspiration was drawn from how loan sharks can affect friends and families with the group creating their own images to encourage people to phone for help.

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