The National Caribbean Monument Charity held its official launch on the 14th February 2019, VALENTINES DAY, to add a touch of romance in celebration of our people. 

The day was in two parts. The 1st part was a programme in the morning at the National Memorial Arboretum as per flyer below. The 2nd part was a programme in the evening hosted by the Mayor, West Midlands Combined Authority, Summer Lane, Birmingham.

The morning's event was an open invitation to the public which saw a larger then expected crowd turned out in the glorious sunshine. The press/Media, TV and Newspaper, were invited to help us to publicise this wonderfull event and the ultimate objective of installing this Monument. The evening's event was by invitation only.

Flyer Designed by TNCMC Art & Design Team Jenny Turner & Joan Gregory-Bartisch

The launch of The National Caribbean Monument Charity (TNCMC) was outstanding. It was clear to all who attended that such a project is a worthy cause. 
 
 Reverend Eve Pitts opening the proceedings with a special prayer of recognition to many who have accomplished great things.
 
 
Pauline Milnes speaking on the behalf of her Army colleagues Carol and Patsy who were with her on their first visit to the National Memorial Arboretum when they noticed that Caribbean people were not positively represented.
 
 
The crowed being addressed with the begining of the programme.
 
 
 
Now, the hard work of raising £500,000 begins. We need all the help from everyone, to deliver this memorable project from its design, creation, erection and through the maintenance of the Monument. Our deadline is 2021.
 
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Agea shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning - We will remember them." One love ❤

 

Blog by Don Campbell