The Voice Online: Majonzi Fund: COVID-19 bereavement fundraiser is set up to help families of frontline workers


A BEREAVEMENT fund for the families of black, Asian and minority ethnic frontline workers who have died during the COVID-19 pandemic has been set up to support them.

In partnership with Ubele Initiative – an African Diaspora led infrastructure and leadership organisation – Patrick Vernon OBE has launched the Majonzi fundraiser to provide smalls grants to families, work colleagues, community and faith groups.

Over £94,000 has been raised already and the grants are expected to be used to organise memorial events and tributes to the “lives of loved ones” after the national lockdown eases.

Funds will also go towards helping individuals access bereavement counsellors and therapists that reflect the religious and cultural beliefs of black and minority ethnic communities.

Frontline workers from black and minority ethnic backgrounds have been disproportionately affected during the pandemic.

You can donate to the cause via GoFundMe.