Fundraising initiative gets the backing of SRtRC patrons & campaign supporters who encourage school’s businesses & individuals to help raise vital funds
Wear Red Day is a national day of action which encourages schools, businesses & individuals to wear red and donate £1 to help facilitate the delivery of anti-racism education for young people & adults throughout England, Scotland & Wales. For just £5, SRtRC can educate one child for a whole day.
Liverpool WRD Launch
On Thursday 22nd September Show Racism the Red Card launched Wear Red Day 2016 in the Unite the Union headquarters in Liverpool city centre. The event was attended by former Manchester United & England defender Viv Anderson who was joined by SRtRC patrons Howard Gayle; Liverpool FC’s first black player, England Assistant Manager Sammy Lee and local MP Steve Rotheram. Assistant Mayor of Liverpool Ann O’Byrne came to show her support along with Sandra Tai and Ron Odunaiya from Liverpool City Council.
Manchester WRD Launch
On Friday 23rd September the Show Racism the Red Card team were at the Professional Footballers’ Association Headquarters in Manchester to launch Wear Red Day 2016. Former Manchester City Footballer, Trevor Sinclair, was joined by Manchester United Legend, Bryan Robson, who helped launch Wear Red Day 2016 along with former Bury & Huddersfield Town footballer, Efe Sodje.
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card said;
“Wear Red Day is a chance for people across the country to help raise much needed funds for anti-racism education work. Friday 21st October 2016 is all about uniting against racism for one day by wearing something Red and donating £1.”
“Racism affects everyone and each penny we receive from Wear Red Day will make a real difference to a young person’s life. The funds raised during Wear Red Day will help us continue to support and educate young people and teachers throughout England.”
“Racism continues to be an issue in our society with many people suffering abuse each day. We believe that education is key in challenging racism in society. By working with the next generation in schools we can have a big impact towards eradicating racism and creating a better world in the future.”
SRtRC would like to thank all of those who have shown support for Wear Red Day and for the wider campaign. 2016 marks SRtRC’s 20th anniversary, and the charity could not have achieved all it has without the support of patrons, trade unions, local authorities and members of the public.
In order to continue the essential work of discussing racism in a safe & non-judgmental environment and providing an opportunity to educate about the dangers of racism, initiatives like Wear Red Day have never been more important and SRtRC would encourage everyone to get involved in whatever way they are able.
Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for Wear Red Day 2016 and receive your Fundraising Pack.