Drumming up support for scheme

Sarah Sutton visits Lloyds Bank Whitley Bay after reveiving support from their Social Entrepreneurs programme. Picture by onEdition.
Sarah Sutton visits Lloyds Bank Whitley Bay after reveiving support from their Social Entrepreneurs programme. Picture by onEdition.

A former teacher is banging the drum for a programme that benefits entrepreneurs.

Sarah Sutton, from Whitley Bay, has received support from the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme, which supports those who want to create a business with a social aim through grants of up to £4,000 plus mentor support.

She has founded Boom! Samba Drumming, which leads samba drumming workshops to help vulnerable people in the community develop confidence and skills.

Sarah, who was part of Whitley Bay Carnival, said: “Founding Boom! has opened up a great number of opportunities to develop new skills and learn about myself, as well as having an impact on the confidence and wellbeing of people in the workshops.”

“The Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs programme has encouraged me to believe in my ideas and the peer support, through networking with other social entrepreneurs on the programme has proved invaluable.”