Everyone involved with Show Racism the Red Card has been overwhelmed by the response to Wear Red Day 2017 and we would therefore like to take this opportunity to offer our heartfelt thanks to the thousands of you throughout the UK who supported the day. Your support makes a massive difference to the campaign and we hope that as a society, we all reap the rewards of anti-racism education.
On Friday 6th October 2017, Show Racism the Red Card Scotland hosted their annual fundraising day, Wear Red Day (WRD). For the third year in a row the day was a UK wide success throughout the whole of Scotland.
Wear Red Day involves individuals from schools, workplaces and businesses donating £1 and wearing red in support of Show Racism the Red Card. Once again, the annual fundraiser caught the hearts and imaginations of people throughout England, Wales and Scotland who are passionate about making a stand against racism.
This year, the participation was 3 times greater than last year as a lot more schools took part, including schools as far as the Scottish Highlands. We also managed to get a number of councils to take part as well as local businesses. Aberdeen Football Club also agreed to become the Ambassador Club for this year’s WRD, promoting the event on their social media platforms and on their website. Even one of Glasgow’s iconic landmarks, The SSE Hydro decided to wear red and take a stand against racism!
Show Racism the Red Card would like to take this opportunity to offer our heartfelt thanks to everyone throughout the UK who supported Wear Red Day 2017. Your support can make a difference and we will continue working as hard as we can to counter some of the narratives that have threatened to divide our communities recently.