The Dominican Association Bradford has been doing amazing work in the City of Bradford for very many years.
The members will be receiving AN AFRICA4U AWARD as part of A BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATIONS TAKING PLACE IN BRADFORD THIS MONTH
CONGRATULATIONS IN ADVANCE TO DOMINICAN ASSOCIATION BRADFORD
INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ORGANISATION CAN BE FOUND BELOW
The Dominica Association was set up in 1979 after Hurricane David in Dominica.
A few Dominicans living in Bradford got together to raise money towards relief. They continued to do so for several months and as the word spread, many more Dominicans got on board to assist.
Originally based at Hallfield Road, the move to Worthington Street became necessary as it’s membership grew, currently at 104. The Association continued to develop and provide cultural, social and educational facilities for Dominicans and the wider community.
The Association in legal terms is a constituted unincorporated association and is run by a management committee made up of 7 members and a centre manager. We have 2 Holding Trustees who are responsible for the property assets, and regular volunteers who provide assistance with various activities.
Current services Include Senior Citizens Day Care Services which runs on Wednesdays and Thursdays and has a modest attendance of approximately 25 users.
The Association also provides facilities for recreation and social activities for the membership and local community, and opens regularly on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
It is the Association’s intention to maintain the current Day Care service but also work in collaboration with other agencies on a variety of projects for young people, focussing on educational, cultural awareness and artistic activities.
The Association is making slow progress with refurbishing the premises, but due to the current economic climate and limited funds, there is still much work to be done. The credibility of the Association is steadily growing and is slowly becoming recognised as a cultural community facility as well as a social gathering venue.
We have come a long way, and thanks to social media, we can make wider links with Dominicans all over the UK and worldwide.
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