Our Aims and Objectives
The St Kitts and Nevis Association was established for the purpose of:
Advancing and meeting the needs of the nationals of St Kitts and Nevis living in Leeds and the surrounding districts.
Providing information around health and education to the elderly and young people of the nationals of St Kitts and Nevis, their dependants and the inhabitants of Leeds and the surrounding districts.
Developing links with other nationals from other Carribbean islands.
Gloria Hanley has worked as a Community Midwife in Leeds for 27 years before retiring to work in Social Care as Care Co-ordinator for the Elderly in Kirklees. She has now fully retired and is engaged in Voluntary work in the community.
Gloria’s involvement in the Leeds Community has been varied and extensive. She has chaired many Voluntary Organisations including Black Governors Information Network, Mary Seacole Nurses Association, the St. Kitts Nevis Association and the Leeds West Indian Charitable Trust.
She was the first and only black female on the Leeds Primary Care Group and championed the Health of the Black Community. She has been a Justice of the Peace for over 20 years on the Leeds Bench.
She was challenged by a voluntary sector worker to undertake a degree course. She took up the challenge and obtained her Masters Degree in 2006 from Bradford University , all this whilst working full time as Community Midwife.
Gloria is passionate about health especially in Black women and has held workshops, spoken at Seminars and runs a monthly Blood Pressure Check Clinic at the Leeds West Indian Centre.
She has recently become a published Author and is writing her third book.
She is a committed Christian and after serving at the Wesleyan Church for over 40 years has returned to her roots - The Moravian Church.
As chair of the St.Kitts and Nevis association the aim is to recruit more young people to the organisation to build on the strength and love that the Windrush generation have left as a legacy.
When not busy, Gloria enjoys cooking, watching sports on Television, Reading and listening to music. She enjoys family life especially cooking for her children and grandchildren.
I joined the association in 2013 and became the vice-treasurer not too long after. Eventually I became treasurer which brings with it a great deal of dedication, time and patience. I enjoy working alongside my fellow members to organise functions and trips, for the young and old, throughout the year for the community, within the community.