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Windrush Justice Fund

£11,465 of £20,000 goal

Raised by 287 people in 4 months
Created 16 April 2018
PO
Patrick Vernon OBE
on behalf of The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
The Windrush Generation were invited to Britain from Commonwealth countries. Now the children they brought with them are now being told they are here illegally.


I started a petition calling for them to be granted immigration amnesty - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/216539
but many have got in touch saying they need help now.

The government appears to be in a state of confusion of what's happening - leaving people in fear for their future in the UK. That’s why we urgently need a dedicated hotline staffed by experts who can immediately start helping people who might be affected - and help for legal services they may need.


I’m launching this fund with the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants, Runnymede Trust and the Black Cultural Archives to help those affected by this cruel injustice.


The first £15,000 raised will fund legal assistance, including a helpline by the JCWI for those affected by these rules.

The Home Office has set up a helpline which may provide useful information, but everyone caught up in the immigration system needs independent, impartial advice from legal professionals whose duties are to them, not to the Home Secretary or the Government of the day. Since the Government removed legal aid from most immigration cases, the best way we can make sure people who can't afford to pay get that advice is if you can donate to help lawyers and charities provide it.

I’m talking about people like Albert Thompson, who was refused NHS treatment for his cancer. People like Paulette Wilson who was taken to Yarls Wood and nearly forced onto a plane to Jamaica despite having lived in the UK since 1968. Or people like Elwaldo Romeo, who lived in Britain for nearly 60 years before being told he was here illegally by the Home Office. He moved to the UK from Antigua when he was four years old. Now he has been told to report to the government every two weeks.

Please give as much as you can, and share this fund to stop the injustice being done to the Windrush Generation.
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https://twitter.com/lgrpromotions thanks for supporting Windrush Justice Fund we will collected last night at the concert £116. Thank you to every one who attended but also celebrating 50 years of base culture and reggae in UK a legacy of Windrush Generation
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£583 was raised from CARICOM church service that took place on 4th of July in central London for Windrush Justice Fund Thanks for the individual donations and support of the various Caribbean High Commissioners. Our target is 20k by Sept please donate
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Windrush Generation T-shirt: More Blacks, More Dogs, and More Irish. From July 8th 2018 £2 of each online sale will be donated to The Windrush Justice Fund.


The concept and T shirt was designed by Euen Herbert who has been fighting tirelessly for many years to remain in the UK. He was born in St. Kitts & Nevis.Euen's grandfather (Desmond Herbert) came to the UK in 1955 to help rebuild Britain after the Blitz of the Second World War The British Government have stated that he is not a British Citizen because Euen's grandfather was not born, registered, naturalised or adopted in the UK, nor was he married to my grandmother and that if he did I would be a British Citizen.

Euen states: 'Before the Windrush scandal made international headlines I have seen many people who always had a right to be in the UK denied documentation to prove their rights, even when the evidence overwhelming. It is clear there deep racism and discrimination emanating from the Home Office and deliberate abuses of process and power. The Home Office and the British government continue to act Ultra Varies and without liability for their actions and they must be held to account at this juncture.'


Euen was inspired to launch this range of Windrush campaign T-Shirts


'Commemorate the 70th anniversary of Windrush, celebrating the first wave of British Colonial Citizens who came on the Empire Windrush. For the many who took the long journey to rebuild Britain from the ashes of the blitz of World War II. For the brave men who gave their lives fighting for Queen and country. For those who came after them to work in the industries that made Britain Great again and to their descendants who still face a fight from not being expelled from the United Kingdom of which their Colonies were part and parcel.. Those who came to work faced constant signs of discrimination NO BLACKS, NO DOGS, NO IRISH read the signs placed in the windows of rental accommodations who did not wish to rent to people of colour. Yet we are told these people were invited... Invited with no place to stay. The Windrush Generation T-Shirts are a reverse of the Hostile Environments policy in saying More Blacks, More Dog, and More Irish.'

Please support Euen and help raise money for Windrush Justice Fund by buying the T shirt and sharing the link to friends, family and colleagues.



https://windrushgear.ecwid.com/Men-&-Women-Windrush-T-Shirt-Now-On-Sale-p106063783
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CARICOM leaders and Caribbean High Commissioners in London support the Windrush Justice Fund.

A special collection was made at a church service in central London on the 4th of Jahead of their summit.

Since I launched the Fund in April we have raised over £10,000. The goal is to raise £20,000 by September which will then be distributed to arrange of organisations who are providing free legal advice and assistance to the children and grandchildren of the Windrush Generation and other Commonwealth nationals.

Please make a donation of any amount.
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£11,465 of £20,000 goal

Raised by 287 people in 4 months
Created 16 April 2018
PO
Patrick Vernon OBE
on behalf of The Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
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