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100 Black Men of London
Annual Father's Day Quality Time event
Brighton was the destination for the 100 Black Men of London's annual Father's Day Quality Time event on Saturday, June 19 which also served as an end of term treat for mentees of their Community Mentoring Programme.
The unique trip encourages black men to come together collectively to spend a day out with the community's children, without the presence of women. Being held the day prior to Father's Day it puts a positive spotlight on responsible fathers and guardians in the black community for whom the 'norm' is to spend quality time with their children.
Events started on the coach journey with cultural quizzes and continued on arrival in the funfair on Brighton's Pier. This was followed by a group picnic in Queen's Park after which children and adults combined for rounders, football, lazing in the sun, sprint races and a museum visit (for some), then finishing up on the famous pebble beach before leaving.
You can attend the 100 Black Men of London's Community Mentoring Programme Graduation Ceremony on 3rd July.
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