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Community Achievers Awards 1998

Leicester’s African Caribbean Community Honours our Pioneers and achievers

In this Windrush year, it was felt a fitting time to give proper recognition to those who came to Leicester, some before Windrush and many since, have faced many obstacles in the process of finding housing, work and a proper place in the wider community. Those Pioneers, now the elders in our community, paved the way for the next generations of African Caribbean people to achieve and excel in a diverse range of professions and spheres of influence. These achievers in turn have provided inspiration and role models for others.

The celebration took place on Saturday, 24 October at the African Caribbean Centre in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Leicester and the Lady Mayoress. Over 130 guests enjoyed a variety show of folk singing, poetry, readings, soul music and a steel band, together with an excellent buffet.

The Awards were sponsored by Leicester Promotions who said “this event allows us not only to recognise the achievements of local people, but also gives us the opportunity to thank them for the contribution they have made to the community, and we are proud to play a part”.

Supported by Leicester City Council, Leicester Promotions, East Midlands Arts, LUCA, African Caribbean Centre.

Awardees

Mrs Carol King

Mr Roy Richards

Mr Herdle White

Mr Cy Jacques

Mr Eric Hudson

Mrs Linda Shaw

New Testament Church

Ms Hilary Carty

Mr Terry Harrison

Mr Dion Dublin

Mr Joe Allen

Mr Romeo Challenger

Ms Sheron Wray

Ms Josette Simon

Mr Emile Heskey

Mr Neville Hamilton

Mr Laurel Aitken

Mr Cy Grant

Mrs Elvy Morton

Mr Derrick Evans

References:

African Caribbean Citizens Forum, ‘Black History Month 1998’, Rapport Magazine, Issue 2, November 1998, pp. 2 – 3.

Donated by Carol Varley: African Caribbean Citizens Forum