Those of you who were at our last Black History Presentation will know Errol Mckellar who spoke to us about his Prostate Cancer Awareness Campaign. Wee, on the 31st March Errol hosted a family fun day and charity footbnall match in aid of Prostate Cancer.
KOFHI representatives were pleased to be at the event which was attended by almost 3,000 people at the Leyton Orient Football Club. We had a great day. The match was fantastic and there were loads of celebs in the house!. Well done to Errol and Sharon along Men United, Prostate Cancer UK and Leyton Orient Legends and all of the celebrities that attended. You should all be proud of a great event.
We are also pleased to announce that KOFHI was featured within the official match programme on the day (details below). We appreciate the opportunity to showcase some of the work that we do at KOFHI. Special thanks to Sharon and Errol for including us in this day.
KOFHI Writeup appearing in the Official Match Programme:
Greetings from K.O.F.H.I (Keeping Our Family Heritage Intact)….
Errol has been a long-time friend and “big brother” to KOFHI. We are therefore proud and honoured to be supporting him along with Prostate Cancer UK, Orient Legends and the rest of the team at this Family Fun Day and Charity Football Match. We’re sure the battle on the pitch today will be competitive, but equally (hopefully!) it will also be friendly and fun. However the bigger battle that we face is the one against cancer. This is an important fight for the entire community and we must ALL continue to join forces, just like today, to support those who are affected and to help eradicate this disease.
At KOFHI we work with schools to provide Black History and Cultural Awareness workshops in a bid to raise awareness and enrich the lives of young people from ALL cultural backgrounds. In addition we host our Annual Black History Presentation each October, which is an excellent platform for the entire community to celebrate our African and Caribbean Heritage, through entertainment, guest speakers and family fun. It is a fact that Prostate Cancer has a higher prevalence amongst black males, therefore as part of our outreach work we also take the opportunity to highlight this and to signpost to organisations, like Prostate Cancer UK, that can provide additional information and support.
KOFHI is a local community group that aims to provide an awareness of African & Caribbean culture and heritage within the community. They are particularly focused on engaging with children and families in pursuit of their aims.