WINDRUSH FOUNDATION HISTORY
Windrush Foundation (hereafter called the ‘Organisation’) is a registered Charity established in 1996. The organisation plays the leading role in preserving the history of the arrival of the first post war wave of Caribbean settlers at Tilbury Docks, Essex on 21 June 1948, and the celebration of their contribution to the making of modern Britain
To promote good community relations, endeavouring to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of race, encouraging equality of opportunity for all, and making the public aware of the contribution of African Caribbean settlers and their descendants to Britain’s prosperity and heritage. To celebrate the contribution of those who landed at Tilbury Docks, Essex, England in June 1948 on the ship Empire Windrush.
The Organisation holds conferences, workshops, lectures, exhibitions, conduct research, etc and publishes material about Windrush and other African Caribbean settlers. We believe that the Organisation can play an important part in developing self-esteem, a sense of purpose, worth, and identity among African & Caribbean youths, as well as producing more awareness of, regard for and understanding of people of different backgrounds in Britain. We will provide material that would help individuals appreciate their value in the community.
The services of the Organisation are targeted at:
(i) Youth of African and Caribbean background;
(ii) The British Public.
We work with other organisations on projects that support our mission.
The Organisation is run by a management committee of five people: Sam King MBE (Director), a Windrush settler & Ex-serviceman, former Post Office Manager, Southwark Councillor & Mayor; Verona Feurtado (Director) Community Worker; Errol Panton (Volunteer) and Arthur Torrington CBE (Secretary), Community Worker.