Show Racism the Red Card Wales held a hugely successful ‘Stand Up Against Racism’ Comedy night in Cardiff
On Friday 8th July Show Racism the Red Card Wales held a Stand Up Against Racism Comedy night at the Hilton Hotel in Cardiff. This marked the 5th anniversary of the campaign in Wales and the 15th year of the charity overall.
The night was extremely successful, with 200 people attending from organisations such as Thompsons Solicitors, Unison and the Football Association of Wales. Nearly £8000 was raised through ticket sales, drinks, charity auction, raffle and joke competition.
The comedians were very popular and produced great entertainment for the audience. This included the very talented Paul James as compere, Noel James, Wes Packer, Jonnie Price and T.V super star Junior Simpson!
SRtRC Wales received some very generous prizes for the auction including a weekend in any Hilton Hotel across the UK, a holiday in Cornwall for a family of 4, a Fourball Golf Day with Colin Charvis and Scott Young amongst many others. We also received some super raffle prizes such as a Bungee Jump, a goody bag from Urban Outfitters, iTunes vouchers and many more.
As part of the 5 year celebrations SRtRC Wales inducted two stars into their ‘Hall of Fame’. Christian Roberts, our very own Education coach for his work with the campaign and his endless passion and commitment to the work we do in Wales and rugby star Ali McKenzie for continually attending our events and sharing his experiences of racism with young people who have attended our workshops.
VIBE kindly supplied the lighting, stage and music for the evening and did a super job for the campaign.
SRtRC Wales would like to thank everyone who donated prizes, bought tickets, volunteered their time and sponsored the event. There will be another ‘Stand Up Against Racism’ Comedy night again next year with some new comics and entertainment!
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The profits for this event were split 50/50 between SRtRC Wales and the Hilton in the Community Foundation.