It was with tremendous sadness that Show Racism the Red Card learned recently of the death of former Bridges School pupil Drew Young.
Drew entered the Show Racism the Red Card National Schools Competition as a 15 year old back in 2010, producing a brilliant piece of artwork with a strong anti-racism message and won the One North East category, as well as coming second in the Special Educational Needs category.
Drew and his father attended the Competition Awards Ceremony at Wembley where he met a variety of current and former professional footballers including Arsenal and England winger Rachel Yankey.
Drew’s achievements were recognised back on Tyneside when he met first team players from Newcastle United FC on the pitch at St James’ Park before a match against Stoke City FC, and later took in the match as a special guest of the club and SRtRC.
Drew died suddenly at his home in Shiremoor at the age of just 22 on Wednesday 2nd August 2017.
All of us Everyone at Show Racism the Red Card would like to send our deepest condolences to Drew’s mum Sharon and the rest of his family. They can be incredibly proud of Drew’s efforts to encourage others to treat everyone with respect and reject the damaging impacts of racism and prejudice.
The charity are currently arranging for Drew’s Mum and Dad to attend an upcoming Newcastle United FC game in memory of their son.
Thanks for helping to Show Racism the Red Card Drew.