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Handing over the Keys GAFSIP 6

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Important keys – Official Handing over of Fire Engine with equipment and keys from UK to The Gambia.

Meeting the President – GAFSIP 5

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12 October In the Presidential Suite with the Chief Fire Officer Mick Crennel and The High Commissioner of Gambia Sharon Walder ..waiting for our audience with His Excellency President Adama Barrow. I have quite a lot that I would like to discuss with the President if I get the chance and so I find myself excited as opposed to fearful. I really believe in this project and I want to share my passion but also talk about ways of moving forward to an even more excellent service. I was indeed able to speak with him at length, I put forward […]

GAFSIP 4

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I am proudly an Authority member of Avon Fire and Rescue who through the Charity GAFSIP have had a working relationship with Gambia for decades. We not only donate equipment but also provide fire safety training. I hope to visit next year and I look forward to hearing all about the trip

Meeting President Adama Barrow

Your Excellency Adama Barrow Meets with GAFSIP At His Royal residence. Very humbling to have been invited an audience with the President of Gambia on our second day here. It represents amongst other things the recognition of the great work GAFSIP are doing and the importance of this partnership. Long may it continue.

GAFSIP

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GAFSIP Gambia here we come! October 2019  

Articles

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Avon Fire and Rescue Service accused of ‘deception’ over BME stats   https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/avon-fire-rescue-service-accused-2646981   Prisoners being let down by health services, Bristol councillor says https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/prisoners-being-down-health-services-2885086   The BME Powerlist: Bristol’s 100 most inspiring Black and Minority Ethnic people   https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/bristol-bme-power-list-100-2061960   The 100 most influential women in the West https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/who-wests-most-influential-woman-1309449     Campaigners for St Andrew’s Park pool think council should dip into emergency reserves…

Kate Green MP

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Kate Green MP Speaking to my 2018/9 COTL mentees yesterday in Manchester very inspiring. I am truly honoured to be organising/facilitating/ mentoring on this national programme alongside Sara Hyde and Mike Buckley. Awesome group!

Mentoring Programme

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House of Parliament Christians on the Left Mentoring Programme Launch I am delighted to be co facilitating this year long Christian mentoring programme of 20 incredible individuals who have political aspirations launched on 15th October 2018. Attended by Stephen Timms MP, Jonathan Reynolds MP, Rosie Duffield, Alex Cunningham, Marsha De Cordova MP, Eleanor Smith MP and many more who are supporting including last year’s intake. It was an honour to hear the personal journeys achieved in such a short period of time. I am especially looking forward to observing the development of this year’s intake as they also commence their […]

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Eleanor Patricia Smith MP Member of Parliament (MP) for Wolverhampton South West since the 2017 general election. The first MP from an African Caribbean background to represent a constituency in the West Midlands. Prior to being an MP, Eleanor was a theatre nurse and President of the trade union Unison in 2011. Eleanor has also served as Chair of the Midlands Regional Trades Union Congress. From nursing to politics!!! Encouraged by the union to train to become and MP. Elected in 2017 and now doing a great job for all of her constituents.

First Black MP of African Caribbean Descent for Wolverhampton South West Eleanor Smith.

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A former theatre nurse, who historically took over Enoch Powell’s old seat!!! Eleanor says ” I am the first but I hope I will not be the last!” ” I am MP for everyone.” Admirable words from a woman who now stands in the same seat where Enoch Powell gave his now famous Rivers of blood speech 50 years ago… RT Hon Eleanor Smith MP well done and thank you. I too hope that you will not be the last of your calibre or background.