Sue Butcher will be one of the Key Speakers at The Commonwealth for Africa 2020 taking place in Middlesberough


Sue Butcher have very recently taken up the role of Director of Children’s Care,
Middlesbrough Council however she has over 30 years of experience working as an
improvement Director of Children in Care.

Sue has achieved major improvements in
children’s services at local authority, regional and national levels and has extensive
experience over many years working in various local authorities. In 2016, Ms Butcher led asuccessful improvement journey as Deputy Director of Children’s Services in Dudley,
following an Ofsted “inadequate” judgement.  This led to her being personally praised in theOfsted report.



This year’s 2020 event is a two (2) day interactive&empowering event as a retreat to explore African Community Prospects in 2020 & Beyond.

About this Event

Theme: African Community Prospects in 2020 and Beyond

Happy prosperous new year to you. As you recall our Big Shout out went to Luke Pottage – Graduate Intern @ Student Recruitment & Marketing, Teesside University for a well-planned and successful Commonwealth for Africa 2019 event held on Friday 15 March 2019.

Here is the link to last year event

Here we come again, as we are aspiring to keep it fun, more exciting, engaging and inclusive.


If you require assistance for an affordable hotel reservation please contact Number : 07404817935

This year’s event is a two day interactive and empowering event as a retreat for stakeholders and all parties concerned with the journey of rebuilding homes and support of African families within the UK. Our guests will be travelling from Ireland, Scotland, Bradford, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle and Oxford. Would you like to partner or sponsor, please email us at for further discussion on possible partnership and sponsorship.

Day 1: Friday 6 March 2020

11am – Strategic Meeting with Sue Butcher – Director, Children in Care, Middlesbrough Council

Venue: Meeting Room 1, Student Union Building, Teesside University, TS1 3BA

6pm – Commonwealth Praise Night Unlimited

Venue: RCCG OUR SAVIOURS PARISH, 110-112 Norton Rd, Stockton-on-Tees TS20 2AQ . For directions please contact 07957730151

Guest Minister : Dr Sola Adesola

Day 2 : Saturday 7 March 2020

11.00am – 16.00

Venue : Middlesbrough Citadel Salvation Army, Southfield Road, Middlesbrough TS1 3BZ

Keynote Speaker : Councillor Favour Ezeifedi

Award Presentation, Child Protection Workshop, Showcase of Business, Networking and Signpost on Jobs/ Business Opportunities.

For general enquiries, please call:

Ola: 07404817935

Osiobe: 07440684777

James: 07852986998

Esther: 07597372302


Please note, both days are going to involve a fundraising session, feel free to come with your goodwill donations, raffle draw gifts and items to support the work of Save The Woman



Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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