Thornton Heath stands with Black Lives Matter

11am Saturday 20th June 2020
Ambassador House, CR7 7JG

A small scale event which will demonstrate this communities support and show the importance of standing together.

Due to Covid19, if you are unable to attend, please prepare: a placard and submit a photo, send a poem or your own story which will be read out on the day.

A running order and risk assessment is being finalised with numbers restricted to the forecourt and stewards on hand to enforce social distancing, with a first aider in attendance and exits manned and clearly marked. There will be dots on the floor in yellow, red and blue; each 2m apart.

On behalf of the organising team, a big thanks to all our volunteers, guest speakers and attendees! You all make a difference and help build a stronger community in Thornton Heath! Thanks Thornton Heath Community Action Team, MC Chetna Kapacee, all our inspiring guest speakers:

Shaniqua Benjamin – Founder of Young People Insight
Croydon Mayor – Cllr. Humayun Kabir
Artist Bareface
Cllr Callton Young – Thornton Heath Ward
MP Steve Reed
Pastor Bola Thomas – His Grace Church, Beulah Road
Raymond Robb – The Lions Society
Susan Patterson-Smith, Head of Pathways and Learning Palace for Life Foundation
Magdalene Adenaike – Music Relief Foundation
Tamar Nwafor – Lioness Tamar, Domestic Abuse & Sexual Violence (DASV)
Michael Lacey – Palace for Life Foundation
Lee Townsend – Founder of Lenses of Croydon

Big thanks to Okito Gonzales, Neil Tanner, Mark Huggett and Jo Ellis-Holland for the video and beautiful pictures that capture the moment we came together!