published: 26 November 2018
Campaigning news collective, 4WardEverUK, is to launch a new website in 2019 to raise both awareness and funds for an initiative inspired by Mikey Powell, who died in police custody on 7th September 2003.
Mikey’s cousin, Tippa Naphtali said; “This fund has the potential to make a real difference for families and their campaign groups that need financial support during the often long and drawn out struggles for justice that can last for decades.
“The needs of affected families and children often get lost in the equally important work of campaigning and lobbying of state institutions. We want to change that with a permanent national fund set up specifically for their needs.“
The National Memorial Family Fund will be the first permanent national resource of its kind for those that are affected by deaths in custody.
The national fund will make small grants available for families and their campaign groups across the United Kingdom to provide practical domestic assistance, to further the work of their own campaigns or to assist them in engaging in a range of other local, regional or national campaigns, events and initiatives.
‘Make a pledge today and tell a friend’
We need your support to make this initiative a reality. You can;
- Make a one-off donation any time you wish
- Set up a regular monthly donation starting from just £2
- Organise fundraisers to support the fund (see sample here)
- Use our PowerPoint auto-presentation at your events (click here)
- Get DIY marketing resources to support this initiative (click here)
- Advertise on the 4WardEverUK website to support the fund (click here)
Make a Donation:
Your help can make a real difference to campaigns, families and children that are affected by deaths in custody across the United Kingdom.
Marcia Rigg : Sister of Sean Rigg
“My brother Sean Rigg died in police custody in August 2008. The impact on our family has been devastating and there are many thousands like us who need your support. It’s time to step forward to keep up the work. With your support we can move closer to justice”
Sieta Lambrias : Sister of Mikey Powell
“My brother Mikey Powell died in police custody in September 2003. It’s been a long struggle for justice since then and many thousands of other families are still struggling to find out why and how their loved one died in police, prison or secure hospital units”