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The Descendants.

A group of professionals known as The Descendants who came together 10 years ago to raise awareness about health issues and their impact on the community, organised a spring ball to highlight bowel cancer.

The Birmingham-based group whose philosophy is "promoting positive change through social interaction" has raised more than pounds 15,000 for charities involved with mental health, breast cancer, sickle cell anaemia, lupus and prostate cancer.

Carl Smith, group spokesman, said: "Our work is entirely voluntary with any funds raised being donated to locally run health groups who are often issue rich but resource poor.

"While the majority of our guests are representatives of the Caribbean community in the West Midlands and beyond, we are proud to welcome other communities who also support us each year as part of our commitment to the celebration of diversity and community cohesion."

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Beverley and Peter Bolton and Nikki Tapper Dorrette Smith, Elaine Clough and Imani Clough David Barnett and Keith Redguard Nikki Tapper, Canon Eve Pitts and Rose Menns Doreen Sangster and Celia Russell.
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:May 12, 2011
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