Redcar & Cleveland Council mark their partnership with SRtRC with a novel cheque presentation at the Riverside
It is so important to educate everyone to detest racism in all its shapes and forms.
Cllr Ian Jeffrey, Cabinet Member for Children's Services & Education
Redcar & Cleveland Council have marked their partnership with Show Racism the Red Card with a novel cheque presentation in front of a bustling Riverside Stadium. The funding given by the Council will allow SRtRC to deliver anti-racist educational workshops throughout the borough's primary and secondary schools.
The council presented SRtRC with the sum of £15,000 in the form of numbers on Middlesbrough FC shirts. It was presented before Middlesbrough's Championship clash with Bristol City on Saturday, January 30th.
The cheque was presented pitch side by Barbir Noor, Community Cohesion Officer for Redcar & Cleveland Council, to Middlesbrough FC and SRtRC supporter, Norma Stephenson, a former Unison President who made SRtRC her presidential project during her year in office.
Also in attendance, offering their support to the partnership, was Council Leader George Dunning and Councillor Ian Jeffrey, the Council's Cabinet Member for Children's Services & Education.
Councillor Jeffrey said: "We regard the cost of the year's partnership with Show Racism the Red Card money well spent. It is so importnat to educate everyone to detest racism in all its shapes and forms and we are very fortunate to have some excellent role models to deliver a mix of serious messages and fun and games to our schools."
Craig Bankhead, SRtRC's Community Education Manager, said: "We're very pleased to be working alongside the Council in combatting racism in the borough. We've already delivered several very successful workshops in the local schools and they're really making a difference to young people's attitudes. Using the role model status of ex-professional football players is a great way of tackling the issue because young people can see how football teams work together regardless of skin colour, religion, nationality or culture."
Read the report on the Middlesbrough FC website here.
In the photo from L-R: Nathan Bye, SRtRC/Vodafone World of Difference Intern; Ian Jeffrey, Cabinet Member for Children's Services & Education; Barbir Noor, Community Cohesion Officer; Councillor George Dunning, Council Leader; Neil Bausor, Chief Operating Officer Middlesbrough FC; Norma Stephenson, SRtRC and Fraaz Noor.