Medway Labour are supporting the fourth annual Wear Red Day on Friday 19th October, a day of action organised by UK charity Show Racism the Red Card. We encourage everyone to wear red and donate £1 to Show Racism the Red Card to help this charity continue its essential work.
Cllr Vince Maple, Councillor for Chatham Central and Leader of the Medway Labour Group said, ‘On Friday Medway Labour Group are proud to be supporting this excellent cause by wearing red and donating £1 to help support Wear Red Day 2018.
‘With the help of Show Racism the Red Card, football clubs up and down the country have been not just instrumental but highly successful in challenging racism and proving that race discrimination is not acceptable. We’ve come a long way as a society but there’s still work to be done, and Show Racism the Red Card are doing an excellent job in reaching up to 50,000 young people every year with their educational work.
‘As well as wearing red and donating, many iconic buildings nationwide are lighting up red for the day. We’ve requested that Medway Council light up Rochester Castle in red to mark the event, and we’re hopeful that this will help to raise the profile of Wear Red Day 2018 here in Medway.’
Show Racism the Red Card Chief Executive, Ged Grebby said, ‘Wear Red Day is a chance for people across the country to help raise much needed funds for anti-racism education work. Friday 19th October 2018 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.’
Show Racism the Red Card press release for Wear Red Day 2018: http://www.theredcard.org/news/2018/10/10/wear-red-day-2018-press-release