Kavele Kerr-Campbell was a former pupil of Leopold Primary School who sadly passed away in 2015. Kavele died suddenly due to complications relating to sickle cell disease and, in his memory, the school PTFA and the Sickle Cell Society collaborated to create a fantastic memorial garden.
On Monday 8th May, Kavele’s birthday, the opening ceremony took place at the school’s Gwenneth Rickus site. We welcomed a number of special guests, such as Kavele’s family, Society CEO John James, Society Chairman Kye Gbangbola, Society Chairwoman Michelle Salter, Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, Labour MP for Brent Central Dawn Butler, ‘My Friend Jen’ author Jenica Leah, and many others. The choirs from Hawkshead Road and Gwenneth Rickus both sang tributes to Kavele, his former teachers and mentors shared their fond memories of him, and balloons were released from the garden.
The garden will be a peaceful place where current and future generations of Leopold pupils will be able to relax, reflect and enjoy moments of quiet.