Who We Are

(L-R) Moyra Samuels, Nicole Belfon, Yvette Williams & Judy Bolton

Yvette MBE

Yvette MBE has lived in North Kensington for over 30 years she previously worked with the Mangrove Community Association and has served tenure as a Trustee for the Tabernacle Community Centre and the Pepper Pot Club. She is also a founding member of operation black vote – a national campaign encouraging BME communities to engage in the democratic process to get their voices heard and has worked with a number of campaigns including those for Stephen Lawrence and Frank Critchlow Yvette has a professional background working in Education and Criminal Justice.

Both Yvette and her daughter witnessed the fire at Grenfell Tower; after being alerted by a family friend who was evacuated from one of the walkways.

Moyra

Moyra is a teacher who has taught at a local primary school and Kensington and Chelsea college. She is a local activist who has lived in North Kensington for the past 30 years. She was born in South Africa and came to London in the dark days of apartheid. Her experience of apartheid has given her a deep rooted understanding of the importance of fighting inequality and injustice.

She has been part of local campaigns to defend the local library in Ladbroke Grove, to stop the Silchester estate from gentrification as well as being a member of Westway23, a community organisation.  Moyra is also a key member of the NW London Stand Up to Racism, group.

She has 2 adult children who went to school locally and had school friends who lived in Grenfell Tower.

Tasha

Tasha was born in Ladbroke Grove and has lived within the community for her whole life, with a few years spent working abroad. Tasha works as a PA in the entertainment industry, and hopes that her organisational and administrational skills will be of use to the campaign.

Tasha plans to use the passion and love that she has for her community to work towards justice for all those who have suffered as a result of the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower.

“All work that I undertake for J4G will be done to honour the names of those that we lost on the 14th June. I feel very blessed to be a part of a community-led team of inspiring and dedicated people who, like me, just want Justice For Grenfell, and healing for all of those affected.”

Judy

Judy has been a resident of Ladbroke Grove for over 11 years. It is within the North Kensington community that she raises her daughter. Judy has a background in nursing, specialising in AIDS & HIV, alcohol and drug abuse, and has also worked as a holistic healer.

On the 14th June, Judy was awoken by relatives warning her of a fire in the area. As she stood on her balcony, beneath the red sky and acrid smoke, she felt helpless and in shock.

She intends to serve her community and fight for truth, justice and reconciliation for Grenfell.

“My hope is to see a community healed and a community unified. I take this as a real honour, that I will put my love and heart into.”