BLM UK announce £40k funding for the National Memorial Family Fund

Cash - Gold coin with lightbulbssource: 4WardEverUK
published: 26 October 2021

Black Lives Matter UK has agreed to the release of £40,000 in grant funding to the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund (NMPMFF) to further their Development Plan and appoint two new key part-time staff members (employed via accountable body, Catalyst4Change CIC).

The NMPMFF (developed in 2015) is the first permanent national resource of its kind specifically for those that are affected by deaths in custody and makes 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.

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UFFC Annual Rally & Procession 2021

UFFC Annual Rally & Demo flyer 2021
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source: UFFC
published: 12 October 2021

Join us for this years annual remembrance procession which takes place in Central London on Saturday 30 October 2021.

The United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC) mission is to work collaboratively as a network of independent campaigns to address common issues and concerns related to deaths and abuse in police, penal, mental health and immigration detention; and to organise events and activities that promote awareness and support for affected families across the UK. See Constitution here.

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Looking Back : Moving Forward – National Family Fund event report

Attendees at Looking Back-Moving Forward event 2021source: National Memorial Family Fund
published: 20 September 2021

This event took place on 10 September 2021 marking the 18th anniversary of the death of Mikey Powell in West Midlands police custody, and celebrated 6 years of the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund developed by his cousin, Tippa Naphtali, in September 2015. 

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The event opened with an appreciation to Mikey’s mother, Clarissa Powell, who attended with many members of her extended family. A short tribute film to Mikey’s legacy was released shortly before the event. See it here >

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