This year Birmingham will play host to Windrush Weekend which will include the Official Windrush Day on Saturday 22nd June.
Following last years successful week of events to celebrate Windrush 70th, this year the Windrush1948Central, will be hosting a weekend of events in Birmingham following a very turbulent year for the Windrush Generation which has been plagued with the fall out from the Windrush Scandal.
This years events commence with:
Friday 21st June An Elders Night at Pannel croft Village in Newtown
Saturday 22nd June A Public Service Day and Family Funday Day at The Sport Hub Holford Drive Perry Barr Birmingham, for which there is will an opening ceremony to mark Windrush day at 12 Noon, with the Lord Mayor, Chief Constable, Police and crime Commissioner and other public figures in attendance. This is a day when we celebrate the contribution of the Windrush Generation in public service which includes the NHS and also a day of activities for the family.
On the Saturday evening there will be a Gala Dinner and Ball at The Holte Suite Villa Park for which the proceeds will go to assisting those caught up in the Windrush Scandal.
To round off the weekend there will be a Church Service on Sunday 23rd June at The Assemblies of the First Born Church 23 Lozells Road Lozells Birmingham at 5pm, which is a service of thanksgiving and commemoration.
All events are free and open to the public with the exclusion of the Gala Dinner at Villa Park.
Chairman of the Organisor’s Reverend Dr. Desmond Jaddoo says ” This years events is the joining together of 7 organisations, which continues the legacy created by our elders, hence, demonstrating that the spirit of the windrush is alive and well and we must take this opportunity, to empower, educate, commemorate, give thanks and ensure that this rich contribution and legacy is never forgotten. We also wish to thank Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust for their continued support along with Victoria Mutual Building Society”.