Mandela family to visit Bellerive

Taken from the Bellerive FCJ Catholic College website.

Bellerive FCJ College is delighted to be part of the visit of the family of revolutionary leader Nelson Mandela who have announced they will be heading to Liverpool next year when work is set to start on a tribute to the Freeman of the City. Bellerive will host Dr Makaziwe Mandela, the eldest daughter of the late president of South Africa, and his granddaughter Tukwini Mandela, who will help lead a special assembly in school.

The Mandela family will visit Princes Park, Liverpool, on Monday 11 February 2019 – giving their seal of approval and allowing work to officially start on the permanent memorial to the revered freedom fighter. The installation will reflect Mandela’s life, his love of gardens and horticulture, his teaching and passion for equality and humanity.

The three day visit, which has been organised by the Mandela8 group in partnership with the city council, will also see the family members visit a number of community projects as well as taking part in a special civic reception hosted by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool Councillor Christine Banks, and a fundraising event hosted by the TUC, which will see proceeds go towards the development of the memorial.

For more visit the Bellerive website.