THEIR work within the community is prolific – and now they are being honoured for it as part of Black History Month.
More than 150 people went to the African Caribbean Community Honour Awards at the Hudawi Cultural Centre – where recipients were celebrated for their services in education, support work and many other community-based projects.
Project founder and senior pastor Carlton Napier said: “I founded the awards last year, when I discovered John Baptiste – a man that was a pioneer within the community – was very ill. I felt that the work he did needed to be remembered and honoured.
“Since then we have honoured many people for their work within the community.
“The mayor, Clr Eric Firth came along with his wife to the ceremony and it was a great success.
“Family came from across the country to celebrate their family members.”