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Lee Samuels MBE Is a remarkable lady who is possessed with a rare drive and remarkable achievements a field she initially knew little about. But her projects have been so successful that officials from as far apart as Japan and Canada have come here to England; to examine her achievements with a view to implement them in their countries Lee Samuel was born in Guyana and came to England when still very young and initially worked for the West Indies Federation in London until that became defunct. Lee then worked for the Guyana Government as they sought their independence, until she married and settled down to being a housewife and raising her children. However a chance comment by one of her good friends changed Lee and changed the provision for immigrant housing in Britain for better. The friend pointed out West Indians hustling home in the cold after greeting each other on the street. Knowing that Lee now enjoyed some spare time and confident in her abilities the friend asked Lee; “Why don’t you do something for your people? They are not well taken of over here you know.” And that was the question and statement that fired Lee Samuel off. Lee decided that she would do something for her ‘people’ but needed seed capital to get the wheels moving. Fortunately the West Indian cricket team was then touring England and competing in a test series against England. The unlike now the West Indies cricket team was the worlds best., in the process of setting world records at test cricket, and was also the most attractive and great crowed pullers. The team captained by Clive Lloyd a man deeply committed to the West Indian causes whatever they were, who like Lee just happened to be Guyanese. With the tour manager’s permission Clive Lloyd agreed to play a friendly match which outside the initial tour schedule and brought Roy Fredricks another outstanding member of the touring West Indian team, and along with some other players played a friendly. The arrangement which Lee was able to secure only gave her the gate receipts as the clubs whose ground the game was played insisted on taking the receipts for the bar. Never the less, Lee Samuel managed to raise three hundred pounds seed capital to buy a typewriter and stationery and get her project of the ground. She began writing letters and enlisting support and forming committees of volunteers and set management systems in place. It just so happened that one of her contacts was Bernie Grant the current Tottenham member of Parliament who also just happened to be Guyanese. Lee approached Bernie Grant for some council land that was lying idle upon which she proposed to build homes for deserving West Indians. Bernie was receptive and Lee Samuels project was well thought out planned and designed and she was given the land. The upshot of it all was that Lee was able to establish a residence for deserving West Indians which was the first of its kind in England. It had been so well and innovatively designed that it attracted a tremendous amount of attention both nationally and internationally. And in thanks and tribute to Clive Lloyd who was receptive to Lee when she initially approached him for help, Lee, much to Clive surprise, named the residence Clive Llyod House. Most people would have been satisfied with what Lee achieved but not her! She went on to initiate and found two more homes in London which are named Bishop Wood House and in tribute to Lee Samuel House. And Lee has not stopped there she is currently building a multi –million pound home for senior citizens in the Caribbean, a remarkable women indeed.