Unveiling of Memorial at Victoria Park.

Friday afternoon was a very emotional event when we were joined by Mr Tariq Jahan and members of both families to the unveiling of this memorial to remember 3 young men who died in the riots of August 2011.

This memorial from the outset was going to be made from within the community for the community.

I am with Tariq Jahan and the Team led by Matt Lloyd from Infamous Community Arts who have managed the project from start to finish

A very special thanks goes to ASDA for supporting this project, Stacey Corker Community Life Champion, and John Perry the Store Manager at Cape Hill for the time they have put in to get the project completed, and thanks to Managers and their colleagues for attending.

Special thanks to the pupils of St Phillips Primary School and Victoria Park Primary for making the mosaics for the lamp posts, and for the imput they had in the final design for the memorial. Also pupils from St Phillips, Victoria Park, St Matthews, Shireland, Crockett’s Lane and Cape Primary the Community Choir who played a part at the end of the ceremony.

St Albans 28th Birthday Party.

Friday lunchtime what a pleasure it is to visit St Alban’s Community Association in Smethwick and help everyone celebrate their 28th Birthday Celebrations. It is an amazing place filled with happiness and love.

Special thanks to Tonia for inviting us together with Blind Dave to enjoy their luncheon festivities it was a pleasure to be part of the celebrations.  It is a wonderful thriving and vibrant centre, thanks to everyone for a great time.

OSCAR at the CAP Centre, Windmill Lane

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a set on Flickr.

Saturday evening we were invited to attend this fundraising event at CAP in Windmill Lane to help support and provide much need funds for OSCAR Sandwell.

OSCAR is the organisation for Sickle Cell Anaemia Research and Thalassaemia Support. This fundraising event will help provide much-needed funds to go to supporting the Charity’s Sandwell clients who have this illness which is hereditary.

We were joined by the Chair Donald Campbell and distinguished guests to celebrate this wonderful occasion. I was asked to proposed the toast to OSCAR Sandwell and help draw the raffle.

A good night was had by all.