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A message from the Chair

A message from the Chair

Dear Friends

 

2022 has begun as a year of hope. The worst of the pandemic is behind us.
We have continued our main activities supporting the community and building esteem.

Supporting the elderly
We continue to support our elderly members by organising activities that bring them together, reducing social isolation and improving their wellbeing, such as our weekly luncheon club. exercise class, walking group and other activities such as the befriending service.

Careers days
We will hold Careers Days in schools for pupils aimed at raising their career aspirations and life chances.

Communications
We continue to develop and diversify a strong online presence by improving our website content and developing our use of a range of social media sites to retain and attract more visitors.

Events
Windrush Thanksgiving Day - 24th June
This year we plan to celebrate Windrush Day with a Windrush Thanksgiving event on Friday 24th June 20924. Like many black organisations throughout the country, we will remember and celebrate the pioneers who came to the UK from 1948 onwards for a better life and to help build services in the UK such as the health service and the transport systems.

Black History Month celebration 24th September 2022
We will hold our annual Black History Month Event on Saturday 254th September. Our theme this year is celebrating the past and looking to the future. We are very excited that the event will be led by younger members of our community

Partnerships
We have developed new partnerships and strengthened those established to increase our voice in the community. Some of the organisations we currently collaborate with are: Reach Society, Black Lives Matter, NHS and Public Health Enfield, Caribbean and African Health Network (CAHN), Enfield Race Equality Council and Age UK.

Political Challenges
We continue to have a voice in the Community and support initiatives for social change through regular meetings with our local MPs and communications and with the Police Borough Commander. Members of our charity sit on the borough Stop and Search Monitoring group and the BCU Engagement Group.

Oveta McInnis
ECA Chair