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Leyland community group to mark Windrush Day with local diversity event

Posted on - 15th June, 2022 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, History, People, Politics, Proud Preston, South Ribble News, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston
Community Network and Outreach Service

South Ribble Council will this June mark Windrush Day by raising a flag outside their offices, with a Leyland community group holding a diversity event three days later.

On 22 June, South Ribble Borough Council will raise the Windrush Flag outside their offices for the second year.

On 25 June, Community Network and Outreach Service in Leyland will host residents at a celebration of diversity event.

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The group will use the event to respect and recognise the past and contribution of many of the first Windrush migrants to local communities.

A Community Network and Outreach Service representative said: “Being a Windrush descendent myself, I recognise the contribution of the first Windrush migrants to our communities, NHS, food, music and much more.

“This is also a celebration of the diversity of South Ribble – not just those Windrush descendants – but all with a dual heritage and the positive steps since those earlier days.

“If you have half an hour spare on the 22 June (time to be confirmed), please come along to South Ribble offices for the raising of the flag.”

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The representative said all are welcome to the follow-up event, and attendees can enjoy some ‘fabulous food’.

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