This month, The National Lottery made an amazing Good Causes article for Black History Month which celebrated the charitable National Lottery funded projects across the UK that are making a difference within the Black community and celebrating Black history & culture.

My Runway Group were included in the project and we’re spoken about very highly in the piece as we were described as “a Youth Empowerment Organisation for emerging creatives from underrepresented background”

They retold our creative director Kojo Marfo’s humble story of his journey “As a young student burdened by financial struggles” and how “he was determined to inspire other youth faced with similar challenges.”

This then segued into how “In 2016, the tragic loss of a team member to suicide fuelled Kojo and the team to broaden their engagement with the youth community. From this, My Runway Show evolved into My Runway Group.”

“RUN Gala” the prestigious high class ball that we host every year was also promoted in the article which will be making a comeback on Sunday October 31st. This would be first official event post Covid Lockdown which “is a networking ball for Black business founders and allies, which aims to allow attendees to network, create new connections, and strengthen existing ones”. Tickets still available here.

Finally, our shop Black in Carnaby “a space provided¬† for emerging Black-owned brands in fashion, beauty, art, literature, film and photography, to showcase and sell their products to a weekly football of over 900,000 people” was kindly mentioned. The store has products from over 200 different black owned businesses which they can all be shopped here.

This is all extremely important to us as a black community empowerment organisation that has focused on supporting our creatives and businesses for over 8 years. We are honoured by National Lottery for recognising our work and included us in this wonderful piece.

Read the full article here.