Businesswomen looking to raise £5,000 to fund Barking and Dagenham’s Black History Month celebrations

Women from the Barking and Dagenham Women's Cohesion Team. Picture: Hannah Kupoluyi

Women from the Barking and Dagenham Women's Cohesion Team. Picture: Hannah Kupoluyi - Credit: Hannah Kupoluyi

A group of businesswomen are trying to raise £5,000 to fund a program of events throughout October to celebrate Black History Month.

The Barking & Dagenham Women’s Cohesion Team are planning events including an International Soul Food Celebration at Dagenham Library on Saturday, October 14.

Black History Month celebrates the culture and history of the African, Caribbean and Asian diaspora and their contribution to life in the UK.

Councillor Sade Bright, cabinet member for equalities and cohesion, said: “Black History Month is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the contribution that black and minority ethnic people have made not just to our borough, but in different spheres of influence in the country over the years.”

Other events include a Notting Hill workshop, a street dance event and a “history of change” class.


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Hannah Kupoluyi, a member of the Women’s Cohesion Team and events organiser, said: “I hope the crowdfund will make our program possible and we can raise enough money to fund our projects.”

You can donate at http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/blackhistorymonthlbbd.

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