Community Awards

Learn a little about the recipients of our ‘Tony Cheeseman Community Awards’.
Donna Keizer

Donna Keizer

The Tony Cheeseman Foundation 2014 community trophy was awarded to Donna Keizer for her valuable contribution to the nursing profession and her services to Caribbean elderly in the London borough of Newham.The story of Donna Keizer began on the Caribbean island of...

Sam King

Sam King

Sam was born in Portland Jamaica in 1926. He worked with his father on the family farm with every intention of eventually taking over after his dad retired. When World War 2 was declared IN 1939 he was still at school and had an interest in everything that was going...

Betty Carter

Betty Carter

Tribute to Betty Carter I can tell you a few things about Betty is her community life. I had the great pleasure of working with Betty over the years but, really, I was trying to tax my brain as to when we first bumped into each other. I could only go back as far as...

Valerie Forde

Valerie Forde

A Woman Who Didn’t “Just Talk The Talk”– But Walked It –An Embodiment Of Citizenship Every once in a while, we come across individuals who create an impression that singles them out from the crowd. They are driven by the belief that they can make a difference to...

Joe Hunte

Joe Hunte

Also known as Joe Hunte was a community activist who fought to improve living and working conditions for West Indians in London. He was born in St Vincent then worked in Trinidad as a teacher. In 1958, he came to Britain and studied Politics, Economics and Philosophy...

Eddie Warner

Eddie Warner

Eddie Warner was born on the Caribbean Island of St Kitts and successfully completed a degree in engineering at the University of Puerto Rico. He arrived in London in 1955 with plans to take up an engineer post as the recipient of a British Crown Agents scholarship,...

Allan Wilmot

Allan Wilmot

ALLAN CHARLES WILMOT (1925 – to date)Allan volunteered first for the Royal Navy in 1941 when there was a call for volunteer servicemen from Jamaica. He saw an advertisement in the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper when he was sixteen and a half years old and the advertisement...

Marie Gabriel

Marie Gabriel

With over 14 years of NHS Board experience, Marie is currently the Chairperson of East London Foundation Trust, an ‘Outstanding’ provider of mental health and community health services in London, Bedfordshire and Luton. Recognised nationally for staff engagement,...

Joyce Grandision MBE

Joyce Grandision MBE

Joyce Grandision was born in Jamaica and came to the UK in 1962, met and married Neville Grandison in 1964 and has 2 sons and a daughter. Joyce had different fields of employment ranging from secretarial/administration at Dunn and Bradstreet to managing women's health...

Pearla Dash-Boyce

Pearla Dash-Boyce

Pearla was born in Barbados to Alonzo and Helena Dash. She was 10 of 11 children and was educated at the Modern High School. She came to England as a teenager to join her mother and 5 siblings who lived in Leicester. She subsequently moved to London and it was an...

Winston Pinder

Winston Pinder

After leaving school Winston received a Charles Howard bursary to train with the Barbados telephone company. On completion he was sent to British Guiana to work on the Demerara telephone exchange being built by the Bookers company. It was there he became interested in...