WEST INDIAN ASSOCIATION OFSERVICE PERSONNEL (WASP)161-167 CLAPHAM MANOR STREET LONDON SW4 6DB
At the end of the Second World War, UK-based West Indian servicemen and servicewomen formed a self-help group to look after the interests of UK-based West Indian Service Personnel who were not automatically, or systematically, receiving the statutory transition support to “Civvy Street” in the UK.
This self-help group evolved into WASP, a charity registered and operating in the UK since 1972.
WASP’s aim is to represent the interests of the British Armed Forces community coming from, or having, African and or Caribbean ancestry. WASP pursues this aim through the provision of lifelong welfare support, empowering and honouring this community.
Whilst our primary focus is on West Indian and Black service personnel, WASP supports all British Armed Forces service personnel, irrespective of race or nationality.
This year VSM wants to go further by creating a new local community Christmas raffle enabling local businesses and organisations to support this community raffle and event. VSM has applied to administer a Small Society Lottery (raffle) and has invited two charities based in Clapham SW4 to receive proceeds from the raffle – they are Ace of Clubs and Royal Trinity Hospice.Read more...