Black Heroes Foundation

Joyce Fraser OBE

Joyce Fraser OBE registered the Black Heroes Foundation in October 2016, in honour of her late husband Flip Fraser and to preserve the legacy of his work. 

Joyce lectures for the Open Univeristy Business School and is also on the Board of Trustee for the Institute of Fund Raising (IOF) and Directory of Social Change (DSC).

Black Heroes Foundation

U3A Third Age Matters

Black Heroes Foundation Chair – Joyce Fraser OBE features on the front page of the U3A (University of the Third Age) magazine “Third Age Matters” April 2023. click below to read the full article.

Joyce Fraser BHF

Joyce Fraser IOD London

IoD London & South Director of the Year Awards 2020

Joyce Fraser has been recognised for her work in the Third Sector. She is also a trustee of the Chartered Institute of Fundraising (IOF),  Directory of Social Change 

(DSC) and the Small Charities Coalition (SCC).
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 Black Heroes Foundation’s film the Story of Sam King MBE was screened at the Tate Modern in 2018, and Joyce’s debut play the Story of Claudia Jones was live streamed as part of Wandsworth’s Fringe Art Festival in May 2020.

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!

In addition to her charitable work, Joyce lectures for the Open University Business School.
The IoD Directors of the Year Awards 2020
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.  

Black Heroes Foundation

National Diversity Awards 2020

We are proud to announce that our Chair Joyce Fraser has been nominated for the National Diversity Awards!

The National Diversity Awards – a prestigious black-tie event, which celebrates the excellent achievements of grass-root communities that tackle the issues in today’s society, giving them recognition for their dedication and hard work.

Charities, role models and community heroes will be honoured at the ceremony showcasing their outstanding devotion to enhancing equality, diversity and inclusion; thus embracing the excellence of all our citizens irrespective of race, faith, religion, gender, gender, identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and culture

Our Events

Black History Month

BHM 2022 presents The Story of Claudia Jones on 15th October at Canada Water Theatre

Black History Month

The Story of John Archer – Black History Month at Battersea Arts Centre Grand Hall

Wandsworth Arts Fringe

Black Heroes at WAF 2 July 2021,  Don-E, Junior Giscombe, Noel Mckoy, Omar, Dave Neita.

Virtual Locomotion
Every Thursday

Fun, music, dance, quiz and sing along every Thursday from 11:00am

Black Heroes Virtual Soul Food Cafe

Every Month is Black History Month 7:30 to 8:30pm Every Friday

Your Support

The Foundation is dependent upon support from the community, businesses and government bodies. Please support this great cause in order to help fulfil Flip Fraser’s dream, and preserve his legacy created from the internationally acclaimed show “Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame”.

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We need your support, please donate where you can.

Help us to make a difference. To be that bright light in the corner of a dark room, giving diversity a Voice.

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