Welcome to Kushti bok!

At Kushti bok we are dedicated to helping spread awareness

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What we do

At Kushti Bok we are dedicated to spreading awareness about race equality and aim to do this through cultural awareness and understanding!

How can we help?


One on one sessions

We work with local dorset police in order to help them better understand certain minority members of society and provide expertise in dealing with these sensitive matters.


Once a month kushti bok members hold meetings at Kingston Maurward college in Dorchester.

Want to get involved?

Betty Smith Billington is in talks with Sam Johnson(equalities manager) of Bournemouth council, and Nathalie Sherring of Dorset Race Equality regarding an up and coming project "Gypsies and Travellers in Bournemouth". As such we will be looking for any information to do with Gypsies and Travellers in Bournemouth before and after it became a town, Please contact us via the contact info.

Company Details

Kushti Bok Company registered number 06928675

Charity registration number 1136229


Chair: Betty Smith-Billington

Treasurer: Sylvia Harrison

Company Secretary: Elizabeth Billington

Secretary: Karen Packman


Elizabeth Billington,

Sylvia Harrison,

Susan Miller,

Rev Roger Charles Redding MBE

Project Manager: Raymond Wills

Funding Manager: Rev.Jonathan Herbert

Upcoming events

Kushti Bok meetings are held on the second wednesday of each month

March 11th 2020

April 8th 2020

May 13th 2020

Roma Holacause Memorial Day

Monday 3rd August 2020 at Kingston Maurwad College Dorchester approx 1:30pm. Tea, Coffee and light refreshments

Diversity Day Dorset

Borough Gardens Saturday 18th April 2020


Positive Stories Project

Kushti Bok is partnered up with DEED, in order to provide a positive story project voiced by Dorset's Gypsies and travellers. This project is funded by Comic Relief and aims to spread some awareness about Gypsy culture. For more information on the project visit the deed website by clicking the link.

Ghost Gypsy

Kushti Bok took part in the creation of a short film Ghost Gypsy. Its purpose to take the viewer through the journey of a young traveller girl being bullied, with the hope that society may have a glimpse into the childhood and difficulty in bringing up a traveller in todays communities.

In order to see this eye opening film for yourself check the link below!

Ghost Gypsy

Important Notices

Trespassing as Criminal Offence

The government is currently receiving consultation on making the act of trespassing a criminal offence.

The consultation questionnaire will be linked below along with a few articles from FFT (Friends Families and Travellers) & the Guardian on why this is such an important topic to weigh in on and have you say.

This consultation closes at 11:59pm on 4 March 2020!!

Let's Get In Touch!

For more information about kushti bok please contact Betty Smith Billington with the below details.

01202 474 174

Or do you have information relevant to us such as the Gypsies and Travellers in Bournemouth project? If so please contact the email below instead.