Wear Red Day 2017 – #WRD17 – Players, Football Clubs, Trade Unions, Local Councils, Schools & Individuals make a stand against racism
For over 20 years Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) has been educating young people about racism in schools and with the help of role-models, including professional footballers, at special events at football clubs and through educational films.
On Friday 20th October, Show Racism the Red Card is encouraging individuals, schools and organisations to show their support and raise funds for the campaign by taking part in Wear Red Day 2017.
People are getting involved all over the UK and lots of trade unions have pledged their support, with members of USDAW, The NEU, Unite the Union, PFA, GMB, Nautilus, Equity, Musicians Union, Prospect, BECTU, NUJ, TUC and PCS, set to wear red and donate.
Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary, said:
“With a rise in hate crime post referendum, the work of Show Racism the Red Card is so incredibly important. GMB never has and never will let racism go unchallenged, that’s why we’re proud to wear red today to support the organisation and the message.
Members will be raising funds and organising events across the country. We encourage everyone else to do the same and get behind SRtRC to show everyone, everywhere that we say ‘no’ to racism.”
For every £5 raised, SRtRC can educate a young person for a whole school day. Show your support – Wear red and stand against racism this Friday.
Former Liverpool FC & England winger John Barnes, now a patron of SRtRC said:
“I believe that education is the key to tackling racism. Show Racism the Red Card has worked tirelessly for 20 years to help educate young people about the dangers of racism. Please show your support on Friday 20th October, give just £1 and wear red to help make a difference”
The fundraising guide explains how you can get involved as well as details on how to apply for your fundraising pack.