Councillors in Stockton-on-Tees are supporting ‘Wear Red Day’ in a united stance against racism.
The national fundraising day on Friday (20 October) is organised by anti-racism charity, Show Racism the Red Card.
The charity uses the high profile of football and players to help tackle racism in society and delivers educational training to more than 50,000 people every year.
Councillors joined players from Middlesbrough Football Club at their training session last week to show their support.
And this Friday, Stockton’s Town Hall, fountains and Riverside will be awash with red as the town’s event lighting changes colour in support of the campaign.
Leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Councillor Bob Cook, said: “We are very proud to get behind this campaign again and show that our Council is against all forms of racism.
“Show Racism the Red Card has taken some excellent steps to tackle racism and this has been reflected in Stockton-on-Tees by Councillor Norma Stephenson, who helped to organise this event. I’d like to thank her for all her work on such a worthy cause.
“You can show your support too by wearing something red on Friday 20 October and giving a small donation if you can. Every penny raised will help Show Racism the Red Card to continue challenging intolerance and to deliver anti-racism education across the Borough and nationally.”