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Black History Month-a Review

It’s been a phenomenal month for The Jack Leslie Campaign, and we have been very busy throughout October, with a range of activities for Black History Month!

We visited Home Park, and met up with Argyle player Frank Nouble

Of course our fund-raising continues, to enable us to deliver the best possible statue. However, the aims and objectives of the campaign have always included sharing the Jack Leslie story, and using that to challenge prejudice and discrimination. We will do that throughout the year, but here are some of the things we achieved this month:

Sky Sports Feature

Sky Sports featured the Jack Leslie Campaign as part of their BHM presentations, and you can watch the fantastic film here https://jackleslie.co.uk/news/jack-leslie-sky-sports-feature/

Argyle Community Trust 

We have partnered with the ACT to deliver an exciting educational project throughout schools in Devon – and will he happy to roll this out to other areas next year! Read more here

The Box, Plymouth

We did some amazing work in Plymouth during half-term, in partnership with the stunning new museum “the Box” , led by our committee member Hayley Kemp and cartoonist Rob Bullen, with support from the amazing Hope FC – read more here!

And also the amazing archive discovery of Jack Leslie images https://www.theboxplymouth.com/blog/history/jack-leslie-discovery

For Schools 

We continue to engage with schools,  presenting the Jack Leslie story as part of an assembly, sometimes in person for tier 1 areas but usually delivered remotely. 

A presentation at Whitchurch Primary in Devon

For businesses/Companies

We present at corporate level, as a discussion platform for companies or organisations who are interested in engaging with black history. In October that included e.g.  presentations with the CPS, the General Dental Council and Kingsley Napley solicitors. Our presentations are interactive, challenging but fun. Contact us for details!

MOVING FORWARD 

To allow us to continue presenting the Jack Leslie story and interact with schools and organisations, we need specific funding, and are happy to work with organisations or companies interested in sponsoring our work. This month eg we were delighted to partner with they Football Supporters Association – see here. Commercial sponsors can be credited on our website and on the statue plinth, so for further details contact Greg or Matt by email.