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22%
£225
raised of £1,000 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised £225 to Help Embrace African Heritage to restore the headstones of former slaves.

    Funded on Monday, 8th February 2021

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    ACKNOWLEDGE, EMBRACE, CELEBRATE!

    At Embrace, we acknowledge that we cannot change the past. What we can do is narrate how the stories are told and embrace the histories of those who have died.

    Therefore, we want to tell the untold stories of slaves that had been transported from Africa to the United Kingdom during the transatlantic slave trade.

    It is our desire to raise awareness and urge people to embrace each other's cultures and celebrate their similarities and differences.

    We want to be the custodian of their life and stories. Our aim is to spread awareness and raise the funds to restore the tarnish headstones/resting places of these former slaves.

    CONSEQUENTLY, WE ARE WORKING HARD TO RESTORE THE HEADSTONES OF SLAVES SUCH AS RASSELAS BELFIELD

    The story of Rasselas Belfield is as emblematic as that of the lives of many other slaves – ripped from their homes in Africa and taken thousands of miles away, often in abominably cruel conditions to an uncertain fate during the transatlantic slave trade period.

    Rasselas was comparatively well treated and obviously cared for, because as his story unfolds, it is revealed that he was given a proper burial and grave. However, the stories behind the lives of slaves like Rasselas are often horrific, traumatic and they need to be told.

    Help Embrace the Lake District raise their targeted donation to repair and restore the tarnished headstone of Rasselas Belfield’s grave, located at St Martin’s church in Bowness. By doing this, Embrace the Lake District can continue to retell the story of Rasselas Belfield, his grave and how significant this is to the Lake District.

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    • Nadia Fitzsimons10 months ago
      Nadia Fitzsimons

      Nadia Fitzsimons

      10 months ago

      We want to thank you all for your donations so far. We appreciate your continued support and hope that you can reshare our fundraising page with your friends and families so that we can meet our goals! Best wishes, Embrace African Heritage

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    9

    • Andrew Heavens

      Andrew Heavens

      Jan 21, 2021

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 24, 2020

    • Sally

      Sally

      Oct 23, 2020

      The experiences of Africans taken from their homes and families should be remembered, and their human dignity should be recognised. Thank you.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 22, 2020

      Thank you for initiating this campaign. Belfield's gravestone is a profoundly important memorial.

    • JACKIE Ostle

      JACKIE Ostle

      Oct 21, 2020

    • Lisa Callaghan

      Lisa Callaghan

      Oct 20, 2020

      £40.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 20, 2020

      BLM

      £5.00

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