Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

Moira Kenny

Moira Kenny is crowdfunding

0%
£625
raised of £500 target by 21 supporters

Weʼre raising £500 to Help the descendants of Chinese seamen who were forcibly deported after WWII from Liverpool to research their ancestry and find answers.

Don't have time to donate right now?

Story

Kellie-ann Flower and Anne Tighe-Pearson are researching on behalf of families who are traumatised after learning that their father and grandfather was secretly deported. Hundreds of men, women and children have been affected by this racist event that happened in Liverpool after WWII.

From 1946 the British Government forcibly deported over 2300 Chinese seamen who had worked for Blue Funnel Shipping Line. Beginning in those autumn months of 1945, the Blue Funnel repatriation ships were anchored out in the middle of the Mersey, their cargo hatches empty of the usual crates and barrels, and instead rigged up with makeshift bunkbeds. The Liverpool police and immigration officers drove around the city, in particular to multi-occupancy addresses in Chinatown, such as the Alfred Holt-run boarding houses, rounding up the men and taking them out to the anchored ships, from which there was then no escape.

Kellie-ann and Ann are grandchildren of deported seamen and are researching on behalf of the families, they need funds to pay for research sites and to visit the Archives in Kew. They want to help people who need counselling and who want to take a DNA test to find out where their heritage. The Government is not offering help and support. They need answers before it is too late. The 'children' are now 80 and want to know the truth.

Share this story

Updates

0

Moira Kenny

Updates appear here

    1 month ago

    Moira Kenny started crowdfunding

    Leave a message of support

    Page last updated on: 1/26/2023 18.47

    Supporters

    21

    • Sheila Hughes

      Sheila Hughes

      Jan 26, 2023

      Good luck!

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 25, 2023

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 23, 2023

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 23, 2023

      £10.00

    • Lynda Sergeant

      Lynda Sergeant

      Jan 23, 2023

      Good LuckI'm with you all the way 💕

      £10.00

    • Richard & Sian MacDonald

      Richard & Sian MacDonald

      Jan 23, 2023

      £100.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 23, 2023

      £20.00

    Moira Kenny

    Become a supporter

    Help Moira Kenny raise more

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.

    About the fundraiser
    Moira Kenny

    Moira Kenny

    Report this Page