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Weʼre raising £8,000 to To fund the Windrush Festival that is in its 5th year of celebrating the contribution of the Windrush generation to the UK.

Preston, UK
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For 5 years Windrush Initiatives have been running a festival to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush generations and subsequent generations to Great Britain.

From sunny shores they left with little more than a suitcase and the clothes on their back. Leaving behind friends and family to rebuild post war Britain, these Caribbeans faced the cold weather and a cold reception by the indigenous population. Working in the mills, NHS, buses and other low paid jobs they battled to be accepted within a hostile society whose mantra was "No Irish, No dogs & No Blacks". Yet within this hostile environment they struggled and flourished. Enriching these Isles with the culture of the Caribbean.

70 years on, we pay respect to these elders and their children; providing them with a long overdue thank you. The festival is a day long celebration of DJ's, Singers, dance, poetry, food and all round family fun held at Veron's Cricket Club, Factory Lane, Penwortham, Preston, PR1 9SN on the 24th of June. Our respected elders are given pride of place within the festival and provide with free lunch.

As the festival has grown so have the costs. Each year it has become more and more difficult to fund the event with mainstream funding being non-existent. Last year we had 2,000 people attend and this year we expect far more.

We hope that others see the value in what we are doing and the benefit it brings to the wider community, with the black community being one of the most integrated minority community's in the UK, the inclusive, multicultural feel of the event is something we cherish. We hope it is something that you feel is important too and support.

Many thanks

Windrush Initiatives

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  • Sasha Winder

    Sasha Winder

    Apr 20, 2018

    £20.00

  • One Love

    One Love

    Apr 17, 2018

    Good Luck and see you there

    £30.00

  • Michele Jamison

    Michele Jamison

    Apr 17, 2018

    Good luck

    £10.00

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Windrush Initiatives CIC

Windrush Initiatives CIC

Preston, UK

Windrush Initiatives CIC is an non-profit organisation working with the black and mixed race community in Preston. Alongside education project Windrush runs a men's and women's health group, the annual Windrush Festival and campaign's on issues relating to the black community.

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