Celebrating the legacy of the Windrush pioneers

Date: 05 September 2019

Windrush event

The Windrush Generation was celebrated in song, poetry, food and music at an event hosted on Thursday, 22 August 2019 at Chestnuts Community Centre in Haringey. It was sponsored by Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, our Strategic Alliance partner.

Organised by the Nubian Users’ Forum, it included performances from DJ Sandra and Garry who are long-standing members. Retired nurse Marylyn Duncan spoke about 70 years of the Windrush generation’s contribution to the NHS and there was a poetry recital by James Mesham. 

Social commentator and campaigner Patrick Vernon OBE, who is a former Non-Executive Director of C&I, spoke about 70 years of Multicultural Britain.

The event was well-attended by BEH and C&I staff.  

A generous lunch was provided for the many guests. Funds were also raised for the Windrush Fund.

  • Summary:

    The Windrush Generation was celebrated in song, poetry, food and music at an event hosted on Thursday, 22 August 2019 at Chestnuts Community Centre in Haringey. It was sponsored by Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust, our Strategic Alliance partner.