BAFA(Reading) wishes you a Happy 51st Barbados Independence Day
NCBA -Barbados UK Diaspora Awards Gala Ball
BAFA (Reading) were honoured to pick up the
Group Award 2017
With your help BAFA doesn't just put on social
events, we enjoy giving back to the community.
On the 24th October 2017 Margret Vaughan had the pleasure of presenting a cheque of £162 to Jane Stanford-Beale CEO of Autism Berkshire.
This amount was raised from your support of the raffle at the BAFA Oistins style fish fry, held on the 5th August 2017.
Autism Berkshire is a voluntary organisation offering a range of information, runs support groups and advice to parent, cares and families of people living with autism of all ages.
Autism Berkshire runs events for all the family with regular fun days at the Thames Valley Adventure Playground in Taplow.
For more information visit autismberkshire.org.uk
Membership officer BAFA (Reading)
From the proceeds of fundraising events BAFA (Reading )2016/7 were please to present
The Barbados Alzheimer's Association with a cheque for
BAFA committee member Jenny Harwood was on hand to present the cheque to
Pamela Brereton the President of the Barbados Alzheimer's Association.
Funds raised from the events were split equally between UK and Barbados Alzheimer’s.
Rodney Harewood preseneted the Heritage Project Reminiscence /Memory Box to Reading Museum
please refer to bafa heritage project tab at the top of the page for full details
BAFA (Reading) Barbados T-Shirts now available
Concessions for BAFA members.
Shirts can be purchased for £10
contact Rio -07740564233
Thank you to those of you who attended the Artefacts Roadshow events at Reading Museum in recent months.
On three occasions we displayed historical items that were used ‘back home’ before Barbadians moved to Reading in the 50s and 60s.
The High Commissioner Mr Guy Hewitt recently attended the Artefacts Roadshows to enjoy the display and here are some comments from visitors:
“This was a lovely display of artefacts but the conversations with the people made the visit, an event – thank you”
“Very informative – the artefacts and photographs with the text underneath paint a whole picture of the time and place”
“Awesome experience talking to the team –a walk down memory lane – thank you”
We have exciting news to announce about a Museum display and cultural extravaganza so watch this space.
You can always keep up to date via our website: http://www.bafa-reading.org.uk/
Bafa working in the community. well done jenny and the team
THANKS TO THE LEEDS BUILDING SOCIETY FOR THE FINANCIAL PRESENTATION AT OUR OGM LAST NIGHT
PRESENTING BAFA WITH A CHEQUE
TOWARDs OUR UP AND COMING
BARBADOS DAY CELEBRATION IN READING
BAFA BARBADOS 2015 INDEPENDenCE DINNER AND DANCE
Bafa have DONATED
TO THE ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY UK
COLLECTED FROM ITS RAFFLE AND LOCAL FUNDRAISING CONTRIBUTIONS
Barbados and Friends Association (Reading)
Corporate Communications, Ground Floor South ,
Tel: 07889 641600 - Chair person
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We've extended our range of activities.