Sponsored Walk from Little Venice to Camden Lock in May 2017

Continuing to raise money for Transplant Links Community (Jamaica), we will be having a Sponsored Walk on the Sunday before the last May Bank holiday.

We’ll be starting at 11am and meeting at Warwick Avenue tube station. The walk will be from Little Venice to Camden Lock. See the Sponsored Walk May 2017 event page for the map and route we’ll be walking.

Can’t make the walk but still want to support us?

You can make donations to the club via the JustTextGiving service. Simply text TLVC45 and either £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070. For more details see our guide.

Afternoon Activity

Join us after for an afternoon lunch at a restaurant in Camden, London where we will be enjoying the company of the club’s members and fellow walkers.

We hope to see you there!

Come along to our Annual General Meeting 2017

Our next meeting will be our Annual General Meeting (AGM),  Tuesday 25th April at 6.00pm,  Jamaican High Commission.

Subject to confirmation, we have invited 2 guest speakers, Beverley Chung, Founder and Chair of Ellen Pearl Outreach and Kamara Gray the Artistic Director of Artistry Youth Dance. We are also hoping the new High Commissioner, Mr Seth George Ramocan will be able to come along to the meeting.

We elect officers at our AGM for the coming year.  Nomination forms can be found here.

If you wish to vote, can you please bring them back to the meeting or email me your nominations by Tuesday 18th April.

Also, please remember to bring your annual subscription of £30. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Lignum Vitae Club. For those wishing to become a member please read more about being Lignum Vitae Club member.

We would like all members to attend and participate in this meeting. Feel free to invite any potential new members or bring along a friend who might be interested in the work we do.

Please confirm your attendance by emailing info@lignumvitaeclub.org.uk by Tuesday 18th April and let me know if you bringing a guest.

Angela Newby

Obituary: Monica Elaine Ellis

memorial-monicaThe Lignum Vitae Club would like to inform it’s members of the sad loss of Monica Elaine Ellis who passed away on 6th February 2017.

There was a private cremation on Monday 20th February with a Memorial Service on Friday 24th February.
Monica was a member for 20 years and although she spent 6 months in Barbados would support the club’s activities when she was in the UK.


Donations in memory of Monica may be sent to:

Initiatives for Change UK
c/o HAVEN Funeral Services
58 The Broadway
Joel Street
Northwood Hills

or via the website monica.ellis.muchloved.com


Join us at our Caribbean Curry and Quiz!

Curry and Quiz NightWe had such a successful Quiz Night last March in South London that we decided to cross the river and hold another in Sudbury Neighbourhood Centre in Middlesex on Saturday 23rd April.
Hopefully this event at this new venue will also be a winner!
Please help us spread the word about this fundraising event.

You can find all the details on our official event page for this year’s quiz.     

You are welcome to bring your own team of 6 or join a team on the night.  Please ask family, fans and friends to come along for the fun.


Check out the pictures from our last Curry and Quiz 2015 on our Facebook page.

Our Mardi Gras Extravaganza!

mardi gras dinner danceOn Saturday 5th December over 150 people attended Lignum Vitae Club’s end of year extravaganza – a Mardi Gras themed Dinner and Dance at Kensington Close Hotel in aid of Transplant Links Community (TLC).  Guests were greeted by steel drums and samba sounds as they sipped “Mardi” punch in the reception.

HE Aloun Ndombet-AssambaOur evening’s guests included Her Excellency Aloun Ndombet-Assamba, our Patron; CEO TLC Dr Jennie Jewitt-Harris; Artist Damian Barnshaw, whose painting was the 2nd prize of our raffle prizes; MC Paulette Simpson from the Jamaican National Building Society (who produced the event’s brochure).  

The Chair welcomed and introduced everyone, outlining the evening before handing over to our MC Paulette Simpson.  There was an address by H E Aloun Ndombet-Assamba.

Annette Pascall, a long standing member said the grace before we enjoyed a three course meal.

Dr Jennie Jewitt-Harris was our after dinner speaker and she spoke about the work of TLC particularly their recent work in Jamaica.

We then had two raffles.  The door raffle prize was Afternoon Tea donated by the hotel.  The main raffle had a variety of prizes.

  • First prize was holiday accommodation in St Peters, Barbados donated by Glenda Clarke
  • Second prize was an abstract painting by Damian Barnshaw
  • Third prize was a Christmas hamper
  • Fourth prize was a Grace Foods hamper
  • Fiifth prize was another Afternoon Tea, a surprise donation from the hotel on the night (thanks!)
  • Sixth prize offered by Lascelles James on the night was his latest CD
  • Seventh prize (also another surprise donation on the night) was a photo shoot donated by Andy Rodgers Photography.

Throughout the evening photographs were taken by Susan and Dionne from Andy Rogers Photography.   After the winners had been presented their fabulous prizes we had a wonderful display of Carnival Dancers.  There were Salsa and Limbo dancing and they enticed several people to join them on the dance floor.  After they left the floor, we took to the floor for dancing until the early hours.Conga LineIt was an extremely enjoyable evening and we have had several comments about when will be the next one.

If you came to our event and would like to attend a future dinner dance please contact us, leave us a comment here or on our Facebook page.

-Angela Newby,  Treasurer