Piloted in Newham – www.familytreeofnewham.org – the Family Tree aims to collect and share stories which show the huge benefits diversity has brought both in the past and today. We want to raise awareness of the positive contributions from individuals and groups, much of which so often goes unrecognised. By bringing stories of these role models to light, it can help break down barriers, and also help people feel how much they belong. Taking these stories to as wide an audience as possible will build greater understanding of our communities and challenge division, stereotypes and myths – in particular the myth that diversity is a recent, negative phenomenon. Having run it as a pilot in Newham, which involved schools, community groups, individuals and local businesses – we plan to offer the Family Tree as a model that can be developed in other areas.