On Sunday 9th July 2017, Show Racism the Red Card Legends will face up against Growers United FC. The aim of the day is to raise vital funds for Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) whilst also promoting awareness of the campaign.
Growers United FC (GUFC) believes in encouraging integration between communities and cultures through sport, and offers the opportunities for businesses to co-operate together in creating greater community spirit and cohesion.
The match which will take place at Evesham United Football Stadium, Cheltenham Road, WR11 2LZ, kick-off will be at 15:30 with gates opening at 14:00.
The team of Show Racism the Red Card Legends will include the following:
- Gary Bennett
- Alan Kennedy
- Trevor Sinclair
- Richy 'Silky Skills'
- Jared Garfield
- Terry Angus
- Marcus Gayle
- Ben Ryan-Davies
- Paul Walsh
- Mark Walters
- Kash the Flash
- Ritchie Humphreys
Manager: Howard Gayle
Farms hit by labour shortage as migrant workers shun ‘racist’ UK
Above is a link to a news article which was published on 22nd June 2017. The article highlights that it has been found through reports that some farms have been left short staffed due to the impact Brexit has had on overseas workers. It was found that the decision for the UK to the leave the EU was perceived by overseas workers as ‘racist’ and ‘xenophobic’. Growers United FC are very keen to tackle this problem and hope that the charity match on Sunday 9th July will be a step forward in the right direction.
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive of Show Racism the Red Card said;
“The campaign is very grateful that Growers United FC selected Show Racism the Red Card as their charity of choice to help promote and raise funds for. At this moment in time anti-racism education is as important as ever and all the money raised at the match will help us to continue to educate young people in schools.”
Vito Mauro , Growers United FC said;
” Growers United FC (GUFC) have a rich history of helping to raise funds for selected charities and we are extremely proud to have partnered with Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) to organise a charity football match. I have unfortunately witnessed racist attitudes being expressed in the local area and I therefore want to do what I can to tackle this problem. I continue to notice the way in which racism has shifted in terms of how people suffer racism and the way in which it is expressed. I believe that through anti-racism education we can tackle this problem which is bedded in the fabric of society.”
Questions about the Charity Football Match event should be sent to Ben Holman: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07824904265