Uprising Community Club Memorial Celebration

A memorial celebration was held over the weekend in recognition of local Windrush Elders who founded the Uprising Community Club and contributed to the local community in Clapton. 

On Saturday, 7 August the senior community club celebrated the seven individuals recently lost with a special ceremony and performances by fellow club members.

Funded by Hackney Council’s Windrush Microgrant Scheme, the event centered around a plaque unveiling to be permanently displayed outside the club entrance in Hackney Downs.

In attendance were Council Lead for Windrush, Cllr Carole Williams and the Speaker of Hackney, Cllr Michael Desmond, as well as families and friends of the departed.

Uprising Community Club, Clapton provides friendship and a varied range of activities designed to promote inclusion and community awareness for senior citizens. The club started in 2015 and runs every Monday at the Ark Suite, Cricketfield Road, E5 8NS.

Find out more about Uprising Community Club: www.uprisingcommunityclub.co.uk/

Photo credit: Photography by Wayne Crichlow