Working with BHA and with support from Pendleton Together, local tenant, Owen Power organised a phenomenal event opening Black History Month celebrations in Salford on Friday 1st October.

The event was opened by Councillor Wilson Nkurunziza and ran from 1 – 3pm. People came together at the Pendleton Gateway celebrating the special theme: ‘Proud to Be.’ As part of this, spoken word artist, Griot Gabriel read some of his inspiring poetry on the day and Mental Health charity – START attended and held a ‘Chalk to Talk’ session where people used chalk to write words of hope, support and inspiration.

Councillor Wilson Nkurunziza said, “It was an excellent event that really brought to life the message of this year’s BHM theme – ‘Proud to Be.’ It was amazing to see the support this event received, and I am proud to be part of this inclusive and diverse community in Pendleton and in Salford.”

Stalls gave sexual health advice and Covid testing kits were available to take away on the day. Representatives from Spirit of Salford, the PaSH Partnership and AnswerCancerGM  and Salford City Council, such as Claire Fewings-Williams were also in attendance as well as the Pendleton Gateway team.

Owen Power, local tenant said, “It was inspiring to see inclusivity in action on Friday and I’m pleased to have been a part of it. The support I received from local community groups and residents whilst organising this event was commendable, thank you to everyone who helped make it a reality.”

Owen has been shortlisted for the ‘Cliff Whiteley Tenant of the Year’ award at this years Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) Awards.

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