Family campaigns are invited to register with National Family Fund

Bereaved Families Speak Out
for families, led by families

source: 4WardEverUK
published: 4 January 2020

Families and campaigns are invited to register for future grant applications – REGISTER NOW!

Important Note: Applications will only be opened to family campaigns when the National Memorial Family Fund holds a maximum balance of between £5,000 and £6,500 at any given time.

The National Memorial Family Fund is the first permanent national resource of its kind specifically for those that are affected by deaths in custody. We 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. Download and share the promotional flyer

Continue reading

Just by shopping you can support the National Memorial Family Fund

National Family Fund Fundraisingprovided by: Tippa Naphtali
published: 25 March 2020

You can now support the National Memorial Family Fund every time you shop online…  It’s Simple!

You can easily help raise money for the Fund simply by doing something that we all do on a regular basis… Our shopping for food, furniture, DIY, garden products, movies, clothing or items via Amazon, eBay and many others.

Visit our Easyfundraising page for details and registration here : www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/nationalmemorialfamily

The National Memorial Family Fund is led by 4WardEverUK, in association with Migrant Media, and the United Families & Friends Campaign

Continue reading

Recent reports highlight continuing tragedy of prison deaths

Male Prisonersource: royds withy king
published: 13 March 2020

Following the latest statistics on prison deaths in England, Ali Cloak considers the alarming findings and explores the inequality of funding for families in prison inquests.

Sadly the number of deaths in prison have been higher in the last six years than they have been since the 1970s. Deaths in prison can be particularly devastating for families as they are often given little, if any, information about the circumstances of how their loved one died. They may then be left with lots of unanswered questions about how their loved one came by their death when they were supposed to be under the care of the state and in a safe place.

Continue reading

Anthony Grainger shooting: Six officers under investigation

Anthony Graingerall credits: BBC News
published: 12 March 2020

Six officers are under investigation by the police watchdog in connection with the fatal shooting of an unarmed man. Anthony Grainger, 36, was in a stolen car when he was shot in the chest by a firearms officer in Culcheth, Cheshire.

The retired and serving officers from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) are being investigated by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

A public inquiry into the 2012 shooting criticised senior officers for “failings and errors”.

Following the conclusion of the inquiry in July 2019, GMP made referrals to the IOPC in relation to conduct matters arising from the report.

Continue reading