Winterfest: A White Party for Sickle Cell on Saturday 18th December 2021
BlackFest does WinterFest
AN ALL WHITE PARTY for Sickle Cell
In Loving Memory of Naomi Loy
BlackFest in collaboration with Rebecca Loy and family present a charitable concert raising awareness and money to fight sickle cell disease.
It is memory of Naomi Loy; our sister in the community who died suddenly at a very young age earlier this year. It was a huge shock to her family, friends and her community. Taken too soon.
BlackFest feel passionately about ending the year with an event for a good cause like this. In the UK, sickle cell disease is seen most in people of African and Caribbean backgrounds.
A simple blood test will show whether you are a carrier. This is done routinely during pregnancy and after birth, but you can ask for the test at any time.
If there were more funding for research and general knowledge in the medical community, many deaths due to sickle cell could be prevented (as recent research published by the Sickle Cell Society has found).
Winterfest will be a white party; a winter celebration (one of the hardest times of the year for sickle cell sufferers). Featuring live performance from local musicians and delicious Caribbean food from Rayrayz. There will be amazing prizes including afternoon teas and bespoke confectionary on offer.
All of this will be in aid of The Sickle Cell Society and national sickle cell charities, with a portion of proceeds also going to the Haemoglobin Unit at the Royal Liverpool Hospital, who attend those suffering in the community.
Amique & The Ecstasy
Wavertree Gospel Choir
If you would like to donate to the gofundmepage:
Please share widely as possible and take part in raising money for this good cause and save lives.
All money raised on this platform will go towards covering any costs or directly to the charitable institutions.
Music Genres: Hip Hop, R&B, Rap, Spoken Word
This event has Covid secure measures in place
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
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