UFFC annual memorial family event for 2020 moves online

Grieving families at UFFC annual rally in 2015 - credit Panther Manchanda
UFFC 2015 – Standing together in love and unity – credit Panther Manchanda

source: United Families & Friends
published: 4 October 2020

Due to Covid restrictions UFFC will be holding this years 22nd annual memorial event online.

All families are requested to submit a two-minute clip of the story of their loved ones making sure they mention their name and details of what happened.

Please send your clips to contactuffc@gmail.com
The deadline for sending in your clips is on the 20 October 2020, no later than 12:00pm.

These will all be edited together and released across all UFFC and partner platforms at 1:00pm on Saturday 31st October 2020. We will also be releasing it across all media.

Continue reading

RAAH Fest 2020: ‘Stronger together than divided’ supports the National Family Fund

Mikey Powell Campaigners at annual rally
Click image for event details

source: RAAH.Fest
published: September 2020

So what is RAAH.Fest? It is a charity music festival to amplify the voices of young people affected by migration displacement, human trafficking and racial discrimination.

​RAAH. Fest is 100% run by volunteers and supports people and charities in the youth sector.

This year the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund is amongst the 20 charities selected to benefit from the funds that are raised this year.

Where are all the donations going?

“No one should feel like they don’t belong, which is why RAAH. Fest supports some pretty amazing charities. These charities are dedicated to putting an end to human trafficking and racial discrimination and the negative impacts of migration displacement.

Continue reading

Campaigners alarmed at College of Policing’s ‘Protection after police contact deaths’ policy

police riot shieldsource: Naphtali & Associates
published: 14 September 2020

Families of custody death victims and campaign groups have raised serious concerns about the College of Policing’s recent announcement of a new ‘Protection after police contact deaths’ policy in conjunction with the Police Federation.

In a statement on the Police Federation website they said; “Officers involved in deaths or serious injuries will be given protection in College of Policing policy – akin to colleagues who carry firearms. Today (July 6) the College has launched a Death or Serious Injury Authorised Professional Practice (DSI APP) policy.”

Continue reading