On 14 October 2018 the Black Health Initiative (BHI) Legacy Awards took place at Leeds Town Hall. This year’s awards celebrated 70 years of the NHS, as well as Windrush.
What does BHI aim for?
BHI aims to create equality of access to Health and Social Care provision in Leeds and the Yorkshire area for disadvantaged communities. Their Legacy Awards recognise Leeds’ diversity and accomplishments of the city’s communities.
2018 Legacy Awards
This year’s event was hosted by Robbie Gee, Eddie Nestor and BBC journalist Abi Jaiyeola. Among the various categories Ranjit Uppal, one of our Switalskis Directors and Solicitor Advocate, had a successful evening receiving the well-earned the Legal Legacy Award. Ranjit has recently been in Uganda on pro bono work, providing training to local lawyers which you can read about in our Uganda Visit blog post.
Alford Garner was also recognised at the event. Garner came to live in Leeds on the Empire Windrush in 1948, a cruise ship which carried many from the Caribbean to the UK. He is recognised by the House of Commons for his experience. As well as this, The Phoenix Dance Theatre, accompanied by Rob Green, performed a piece from their “Windrush” production.