Youngsters visit The Den to launch our new partnership with Lewisham Council
Young people from Childeric and Launcelot Primary Schools visited The Den on Monday for a Show Racism the Red Card Event where they took part in a day of enjoyable and educational activities. During the morning they experienced some fun football fitness sessions delivered by the Millwall in the Community scheme and anti-racism workshops delivered by Show Racism the Red Card. During the afternoon they watched Show Racism the Red Card’s latest DVD featuring top footballers and posed questions on racism to a panel of their footballing heroes including Millwall coach Richard Shaw, current Millwall players Liam Trotter and Nadjim Adbou and ex-Charlton players Paul Mortimer and Osei Sankofa.
The event was opened by Cllr Helen Klier, Cabinet Member for Children’s Sevices at Lewisham council and marks the launch of a partnership between Show Racism the Red Card and Lewisham Council, which will see the charity delivering a programme of workshops alongside fun football fitness sessions in 22 schools in the borough over the coming months.
Marc Elliott from the club commented: "Millwall FC was delighted to host this event which provided an opportunity to educate young people and highlight Millwall’s anti racism and discrimination message to the community. Millwall values these events as they reinforce our philosophy which is a club that promotes equality and inclusion for all."
Sarah Soyei, Regional Manager of Show Racism the Red Card added “Today marks the launch of a very exciting programme of work in Lewisham schools, All young people have a right to grow up without the fear of racism and discrimination. Despite or even because of the recession it is vital to maintain emphasis on reducing inequalities, combating prejudice and promoting understanding. The work that we undertake has the power to make a real difference in the lives of our young people and help to create an environment where everybody feels safe and able to achieve.”
All of the young people left with a goody bag of Show Racism the Red Card’s resources including this season’s Millwall FC poster