Businesses, schools and individuals across the UK are being encouraged to wear red on Friday 18 October to raise awareness for the charity
Now in its fifth consecutive year, Wear Red Day encourages schools, businesses and individuals to don their finest red clothing and donate at least £1 to support Show Racism the Red Card, a charity aiming to tackle racism in society by providing better education for young people and adults about the issues of racial prejudice, inequality and discrimination. In particular the charity uses the status and influence of role models such as footballers, who have often personally experienced racism or prejudice, to help broadcast its message to younger audiences.
According to Show Racism the Red Card, a donation of just £5 can provide someone with a safe space to share their views - positive or negative - on race and other characteristics that wrongly invoke prejudice, in order to educate others about race equality.
Irish former professional footballer and current manager of Brighton & Hove Albion, Chris Hughton, and Thompsons Solicitors’ chief executive, Stephen Cavalier, show their support for Show Racism the Red Card in 2017.
Thompsons Solicitors has been a long-term supporter of Show Racism the Red Card and shares its ambition of eradicating racism from all walks of life.
Stephen Cavalier, Thompsons Solicitors’ chief executive said:
Thompsons is proud to continue to support Wear Red Day and the vital work of Show Racism The Red Card. We are proud to support their work and to campaign alongside trade unions and SRTRC to eradicate racism and discrimination from our society. I would encourage everyone to participate in Wear Red Day and give real, practical support to this great cause.
Stephen Cavalier Chief Executive
To show your support for Wear Red Day, you can download the “I am supporting Wear Red Day” card on the charity’s website, taking a selfie with the card and sharing the photo on social media using the hashtag #WRD19.