A Year of Celebrations Begins for Descendants

The Charity's committee pays a visit to the House of Commons

Descendants' Committee at the House of Commons with Lord Boatent, Rupa Huq MP and Lord Soley
Descendants' Committee at the House of Commons with Lord Boateng, Rupa Huq MP and Lord Soley

January 26, 2023

This year is a special one for local charity Descendants it will be marking 30 years since its foundation.

Members of Descendants Committee, which includes Denise Charles, Chair, Celestina Uzoka, Collette Noel and Margaret Noel, founder members started off the year by having a meeting at the House of Commons.

They were joined by one of the charity’s patients Patrons, Lord Paul Boateng as well as local MP Rupa Huq and Lord Soley, who was a great supporter of Descendants when he was MP for the local area.

A spokesperson for the committee said, “It was lovely to see him as he was about to retire from the House of Lords.”

Descendants is about to start a new creative art project for children in partnership with Pitzhanger Manor. This will be open to all children ages 6-16 and is free to attend although a packed lunch should be brought. The work created by the children will form part of an exhibition, which will be displayed at the gallery at Pitzhanger Manor.

The project takes place over the February half term (13-17 February). To find out more and register your interest in attending, email descendantscharity@gmail.com.

Descendants is a history and arts-focused organisation aimed at children and young people aged 4-16, primarily but not exclusively of African and Caribbean descent. Its main focus is on African and Caribbean culture; it explores history and experiments with art, craft, music, drama and dance.

Thank you in advance for your support. If you require any additional information, please do get in contact with Grace, office 0208 0745 5241.

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