Charity Grant Helps Fund Black History Month Activities

05 November 2021
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The Charity is delighted to have helped fund the BAME Network’s Black History Month activities this year.

Earlier this year St George’s Hospital Charity awarded the Black and Asian Minority Ethnic Network a grant of £5,000 to help fund activities for Black History Month, Diwali, Chinese New Year, World Cultural Diversity Day and Eid.

Black History Month at St George’s Hospital kicked off on Friday 1st October with African drumming and dancers at the entrance of the Grosvenor Wing and the Atkinson Morley Wing in the afternoon, which was funded using the grant awarded by the charity.

The following Friday (8th) the BAME network put on an afternoon of the light refreshments and massages in the Hyde Park Room at St George’s Hospital, with the massages being funded by the Charity grant.

On Thursday 14th the Daphne Steel Race Book Club launched in the Ingredients Restaurant at St George’s with the books being funded by the Charity’s grant. The first reading of which took place on Thursday 28th.

The grant also funded a Zoom presentation from author and retired nurse, Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, which was streamed in the Hyde Park Room with light refreshments.

The Rev Pauline Dawkins the BAME Vice Chair said: “Black History Month has gone exceptionally well considering the COVID restrictions.”

“The first week we had families taking part in the drumming and dancing and passers by learning some dance steps, week two we had continuous staff receiving a free massage for two hours letting us know that this was a much needed stress reliever,

“The Dame Elizabeth event had a large footfall during her presentation and, the relaunch of the Daphne Steele Book Club was a resounding success with all 10 books going to excited readers know and an insight into how we can be better informed. “

In addition to all the activities and events the grant funded special edition Black History Month 2021 tote bags for staff, and a roller banner.

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