A Community Leader Passes

30 June 2021

It’s not often that something stops me in my tracks but news I received yesterday did this.  It is with deep sympathy that I share with you the news of the passing of Pamela Campbell-Morris.

Pamela Campbell-Morris

Pamela was a no-nonsense, big-hearted stalwart of the African Caribbean community in Leicester.  She served her community in a wide-ranging number of ways over the decades, from carnival to health and wellbeing and in later years with a particular focus on Prostate cancer in men.

Here is a brief bio for Pamela, shared with us as part of her nomination for the category of Outstanding Black, Asian, Ethnic, Minority (BAME) Female Leader 2020.

A Project Assistant and Community Health Champion has extensively worked in the African Caribbean and wider communities for over 40 years, linking those who are normally seldom heard and are underserved to mainstream organisations and ensuring that they have a voice. Intensive work in raising awareness of Prostate Cancer – locally, nationally, and internationally.

The Women’s Awards panel of judges recognised Pamela’s regional, national and international outstanding contribution over the many years of her work when she was awarded the Winner of the Women’s Awards B.A.M.E. Female Leader of the Year 2020.

Pamela’s life to which we pay huge tribute, was a strong example of making a valuable, positive difference to the world.  I communicated with her only a few weeks ago and although she was in the hospital at the time, she was as positive and cheerful as she ever was.

I am grateful to have known Pamela. She will be missed across all our communities in Leicester and further afield.

We send our heartfelt condolence and love to her family.

Sandra Pollock OBE

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