Joyce set up the Black Heroes Foundation in order to preserve the legacy of her late husband Flip Fraser and his work with the iconic show Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame. The charity was registered in October 2016. The Black Heroes Foundation uses the Arts to recognise and celebrate Black Heroes.
The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the work of the Black Heroes Foundation. It has repurposed its activities and provides a weekly event the ‘Virtual Locomotion’ for those who are isolated and lonely. Initially set up to meet the needs of local Dementia Clubs, it is now open to all. The Virtual Locomotion is a highly inclusive, interactive event that includes the celebration of black heroes, exercise, quiz, singing and dance!
I addition to her charitable work, Joyce lectures for the Open University Business School.
The #iodawards ceremony takes place virtually on 11 September at 12:30. The keynote guest speaker is non-other than ChildLine and Silver Line’s Dame Esther Rantzen DBE.
Charlotte Valeur is the Chair of the Institute of Directors (IoD), championing their values and ceremonies such as this, recognising those who support the IoD’s causes. Charlotte has worked with Societe Generale, BNP-Paribas, and S.G. Warburg in the past.