Last October ACLT (African Caribbean Leukaemia Trust) teamed up with Anthony Nolan on our #BeingAfricanCaribbean campaign, encouraging people from ethnic minority backgrounds to sign up as donors whilst highlighting the shocking statistics for someone of an African Caribbean background who may be in need of a life-saving stem cell transplant.
Together, the two charities teamed up with some of UK’s finest black comedians, filmed them and created sketches guaranteed to get you laughing!
The comedians spoke on what it means to be African Caribbean, whilst cracking jokes and reminiscing on their individual stories, but most importantly bringing to light the important fact that is, as an African Caribbean, if you’re suffering from Leukaemia and need a life-saving stem cell transplant you have less than a 20% chance of finding the best possible match.
Comedians involved include: Prince Harry aka White Yardie, Kat, Curtis Walker, Slim, Judith Jacobs, Mr Cee, Quincy, John Simmit, Glenda Jaxson, Kane Brown, Donna Spence, Kadeem Ramsay & our host, DJ Spoony.
Love this, but don’t quite understand why Prince Harry aka White Yardie is included in the line up of ‘black comedians’ because he is Caucasian. He might have been born and raised in Jamaica but he is not of African descent.
Anyway, I am an ACLT supporter and I took part in the #BeingAfricanCaribbean campaign earlier this year (see here).
Keep up the good work.