The Valley invites local young people in for an exciting event to educate them against racism
Young people from Fossdene, St Josephs, Cherry Orchard and Sherrington Primary Schools were invited to the stadium on Thursday 28th March for a Show Racism the Red Card event where they had the opportunity to take part in an afternoon of enjoyable and educational activities. The event was opened by Dr Michael Seeraj from Charlton Athletic Race & Equality (CARE) Partnership. The young people then took part in a range of educational activities and posed questions on racism to their footballing heroes, including Charlton FC’s Yann Kermorant, Dale Stephens and Cedric Evina and ex-professional footballers Paul Mortimer, Osei Sankofa and Anwar Uddin.
Ged Grebby Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card stated . "Chris Powell and Jason Euell have been fantastic patrons for the Show Racism the Red Card campaign, and today the club has afforded us an importatnt opportunity to reach out to local young people to educate them about the dangers of racism; helping them to reject prejudice in their schools and communities.Our thanks go out to Jason, Chris and the club for their ongoing support.”
The club kindly donated prizes for the young people who asked the best questions. All of the young people left with a goody bag of Show Racism the Red Card’s resources.