Support The National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund

National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund

‘support for families affected by deaths in state custody in the United Kingdom’

source: 4WardEver UK
published: 6 March 2016

The purpose of the Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund is to ensure that families or their campaign groups across the UK can get access to small grants to provide practical domestic assistance, to further the work of their own campaigns or assist them in engaging in other local, regional or national campaigns, events and initiatives. Visit Facebook page.

The Memorial Family Fund has been established in remembrance of Mikey Powell and acknowledges the work and campaigning of the late Pauline Campbell.

Funds will be available for:

  • Promotional materials (banners, t-shirts, badges, business cards etc)
  • For help with stationary, postal and related items or equipment
  • Help towards travel costs to events, inquests or conferences
  • Assistance towards the costs of counseling or therapy services
  • Support with essential household provisions and bills
  • Short holidays and family respite breaks

The fund would be administered centrally by 4WardEver UK, with application panels located around the UK via hub campaigns and organisations such as UFFC, INQUEST, the Northern Police Monitoring Project, Red Alert HELP and others.

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All donations are received and managed by Tippa Naphtali, (through Naphtali & Associates) the founder and proprietor of 4WardEver UK and its partner groups.

About the sponsors:

4WardEver UK was launched on 1st June 2006 by its founder, Tippa Naphtali, the cousin of Mikey Powell, who died in the custody of West Midlands Police, Birmingham, UK in September 2003. 4WardEver UK is a progressive community collective providing news and information sharing services for its readers and members. They also organise and collaborate in community events and are set to launch a support & advocacy service in 2016.

The United Families & Friends Campaign came together in the mid 1990’s when a number of family campaigns such as those of Joy Gardner, Brian Douglas, Ibrahim Sey, Harry Stanley and Roger Sylvester decided to work on a common platform. Many individuals and organisations supported them. Since then many others have joined the national network.

Migrant Media supports The Memorial Family Fund by carrying out the production of video materials to visualize the needs of the fund and to maintain public interest. Migrant Media is a collective of activist filmmakers that have been producing ground-breaking documentary films about the resistance of the families to deaths in custody for over twenty years. Beginning with the Joy Gardner case in 1993 through the multi-award feature ‘Injustice’ in 2001 and recent films about Mark Duggan, Jason McPherson and Sean Rigg.

Mikey Powell (Copy)About Mikey Powell:

The Friends of Mikey Powell Campaign for Justice was established by the family of Michael Lloyd Powell (known as Mikey), a cousin of the renowned poet and writer, Benjamin Zephaniah, following his death whilst in Police custody. Mikey was 38 years old and a father of three young children.

He was fit but had suffered several short episodes of mental illness from which he had recovered. One of these episodes occurred on 7th September 2003. Read more here >

Pauline Campbell (Copy)About Pauline Campbell:

Pauline Campbell was found dead on 15 May 2008, not far from the grave of her daughter Sarah. Sarah died in January 2003 in HMP Styal.

Pauline was committed not just to campaigning but also to helping INQUEST’s work in supporting bereaved families. She was one of a number of bereaved parents who turned their own personal loss against injustice and state neglect. Read more here >

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All donations are received and managed by Tippa Naphtali, (through Naphtali & Associates) the founder and proprietor of 4WardEver UK and its partner groups.

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