MAJONZI (SWAHILI) – GRIEF OR DEEP SORROW
With kind support from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust as part of their COVID- 19 Action Fund a grant has been awarded to Patrick Vernon OBE a Fellow who lost a family member to COVID-19 to develop the website https://www.wcmt.org.uk/covid-19-action-fund-winners-bame-community
We have created The Majonzi Fund to provide small grants to help families, work colleagues, community groups so they can organise memorial events for BAME individuals who have died as a result of covid19.
Ubele Initiative will take lead responsibility in the administration of the grants and donations raised.
We will create a facility on this website for potential applicants (families, workers, community and faith groups) to either apply online or download an application for funding for memorial project. There will information about grant criteria and details of successful applicants and those involved in the grants committee.
We are still fundraising to have a large grant pool. Please donate to our GoFundMe page
National Grief Awareness Week 2nd – 8th Dec 2020
This annual national event is driven by The Good Grief Trust, the UK’s leading umbrella charity, bringing all UK bereavement services, support organisations and helplines together under one central database. Offering early signposting to a choice of support for both the bereaved and those working with them.
Julia Samuel; “it isn’t the circumstances of the death that will predict a positive or negative outcome, it is the support they get at the time and after the death This is the key component to anybody finding a way to rebuild their life.”