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Knowsley Council lights Greystone Footbridge for Mandela Day

by Alison Cornmell

Knowsley Council is marking Mandela Day on Sunday 18th July 2021 by lighting up the Greystone Footbridge yellow.

Mandela Day marks the anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s Birthday and the Mandela8 ‘My 67 Minutes’ campaign.

Nelson Mandela’s fight for justice began in 1942 and for 67 years he fought for social justice and human rights. The Mandela8 My67 Minutes programme is designed to enable you as an individual, or collectively as part of a group to celebrate diversity in the workplace or your community by giving 67 minutes of your time to do an act of kindness for your colleagues, neighbours or friends to really embrace a celebration of diversity.

Knowsley’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Cllr Louise Harbour said:

“We’re proud to be supporting Mandela Day and illuminating the Greystone Footbridge.

“The My 67 minutes campaign resonates with us as a local authority for both its desire to celebrate diversity within our communities but also its objective to support people and neighbourhoods through acts of kindness.

“At Knowsley Council we are committed to creating better and safer communities and we encourage people to take part in this year’s celebrations.”

Need some ideas for My67?
Despite current COVID-19 restrictions there are a range of things you can do to take part, including delivering a presentation about Nelson Mandela, posting an inspirational quote on social media or donating to a foodbank. There are plenty of ways to take part in a safe way and you can follow this link for some ideas  – https://www.mandela8.org.uk/my-67-minutes-2021-programme/

More about Mandela8 
Mandela8 is a Toxteth, Liverpool 8 based charity, aiming to improve the lives of local people and their environment, increasing community cohesion, inspired by the life, works and legacy of Nelson Mandela. Its initial vision is to see a permanent artwork that functions as a unique performance, conversation and contemplation space established at a Toxteth Liverpool 8 heritage site, to celebrate, commemorate and pursue the legacy of Nelson Mandela’s outstanding achievement for humanity.