Launch of the Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund appeal
source: 4WardEver UK
published: 30 August 2015
On the twelfth anniversary of the death of Mikey Powell, who died in the custody of West Midlands Police, campaigning news group 4WardEver UK, which was launched on 1st June 2006 by his cousin Tippa Naphtali, will be launching the National Mikey Powell Memorial Family Fund appeal.
Organisers also acknowledge the late Pauline Campbell who died in May 2008.
The fund will be the first permanent national resource of its kind for those affected by deaths in custody, making small grants available for families and their campaign groups across the UK to provide practical domestic assistance, to further the work of their own campaigns or to assist them in engaging in other local, regional or national campaigns, events and initiatives.
This fund will make a real difference for families and their campaign groups that need financial support during the often long and drawn out struggles for justice lasting for decades in many cases.
Sieta Lambrias (sister of Mikey Powell) said;
My brother Mikey Powell died in police custody in September 2003. It’s been a long struggle for justice since then and many thousands of other families are still struggling to find out why and how their loved one died in police, prison or secure hospital units.