The Cherry Groce Memorial
A life-changing incident that happened over 35 years ago brings together Sir David Adjaye, Lee Lawrence and the Cherry Groce Foundation to create a monument in the heart of Brixton as a lasting tribute to Dorothy ‘Cherry’ Groce.
The memorial, designed by Sir David Adjaye will be delivered by the Cherry Groce Foundation, a registered charity which offers a wide range of support primarily for marginalised Black, Caribbean and African communities who suffer discrimination.
Founded by her son Lee Lawrence, see interview, the Cherry Groce Foundation offers a variety of services including community transport. It also seeks to assist in social and restorative justice programmes and provide education and guidance in overcoming adversity.
Despite suffering life-changing and life-limiting injuries caused by the police, the experiences and memory of Dorothy ‘Cherry’ Groce epitomises the daily struggle which reflects a large proportion of the Black community. But, as a continuous source of inspiration, an example of resilience and strength, her spirit and courage continues to envelop not only the heart of Brixton, but also the wider community beyond. These values are at the very core of the Foundation.