Preston Family Create Fundraiser For Windrush Group In Memory Of Late Grandad

The family of Dougal Donaldson are raising money for Preston Windrush Generation and Descendants (PWGD) after his passing to help them feed those in need.

PWGD is a community-led group supporting the Black Community in Preston by giving advice and guidance to the victims of the Windrush scandal.

In May, they launched an outreach project to feed the vulnerable elderly population by cooking and delivering free Afro-Caribbean food to 65+ years old members of the community.

Dougal’s granddaughter, Ami Burns, explains why PWGD was chosen and how Dougal was a part of the Windrush generation:

“He is one of the founding members of the Jamaican Association Club at JALGOS in Preston. he worked at JALGOS until he was well into his 70s. Although I do not believe he came across on Windrush, he was part of the same generation who migrated to the UK in the 1950s. He has lived here ever since and was made a British citizen in the 1980s.

PWGD cooking meals for the vulnerable elderly

“The Windrush Response to COVID was chosen, because of the wonderful work done by the team providing support and West Indian food to the Windrush generation, (including my grandad and nana) during the COVID crisis. Because this crisis doesn’t feel like it’s going to end soon, we know it’s important to help their work continue.”

There has been a brilliant response of donations to the fundraiser, at the time of writing, £610 has been raised:

“It was comforting for our family to know that my grandparents were being supported. An amazing response from family and friends who could not attend the service with some very kind messages has provided support to my family during this very difficult time.

“We believed that by setting up a Justgiving page, some good could come from such a tragic and premature loss of life. My grandad would be so proud to know how much money has been raised.”

You can still donate to the family’s JustGiving page here, for any more information about the PWGD outreach project, check out their Gofundme page here.

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