The Lido Foundation hosted one of the ‘Enigma Lunches’ which focused on Somali Sailors who came to Britain
Guests from local Hammersmith communities included older people housed by Hammersmith United Charities, members affiliated with LIDO Foundation, Anti-Tribalism Movement, and Good Effort for Health and Well-being.
Liban Muse, the Founder and CEO of the Lido Foundation, gave a brief talk about where we are: in the new digs of his organization, The Lido Foundation. He tells of the early days, finding home in one location and then the next, volunteering time to speak with and help as many children and families from the local Somali migrant community as possible. And the weaving winding way he discovered other amazing Somali organisations in the area and how funders, like Hammersmith United Charities have helped them grow and grow.
Melanie Nock, Head of Community Partnerships at Hammersmith United Charities, shared the re-publication of the “Somali sailors” –one of many oral histories from the Hammersmith and Fulham Ethnic Minorities Oral History project that is being digitally republished this year as part of the charity’s 400th anniversary.