ACCI Gala is hailed as a huge success

2022 ACCI Reconnecting Gala hailed a huge success!

Saturday 10th September saw almost 450 people attend the African Caribbean Community Initiative (ACCI) Annual gala event at Wolverhampton Racecourse to celebrate reconnecting with our members, the community and to recognise 35 years of our charity delivering mental health support services.

Hosts for the night

Our annual event was a huge success with ITV The Chase star, Shaun Wallace in attendance to help celebrate our 35-year milestone and present awards to Service Members, employees and volunteers.

To help us celebrate 35 years of serving the community, legendary comedian, John Simmit hosted the event with live performances from The Voice UK 2021 singer & songwriter, Janel Antoneshia, The Black Country Choir, and local singer-songwriter, Xolo Spkq.

ACCI stands for

We provide holistic and comprehensive support for African Caribbeans affected by mental ill-health. Our services include; supported housing and advice, day facilities and specialist outreach. They also provide an extensive and holistic counselling and therapeutic service and facilitate a dedicated and proactive Carers’ Support Group.

Alicia's message

This was the first gala hosted by us since the COVID pandemic.  Alicia Spence, CEO said, ‘Over the last few years, our annual gala couldn’t take place due to the pandemic, but now, more than ever, we need events like this one to amplify our voice and help us raise funds to continue delivering our services to the local community’. Alicia went onto say ‘I would like to thank our sponsors and the local community for continuing to support ACCI. The money raised from the event will make a huge difference to our members.’