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Show Racism the Red Card in Stockton-on-Tees

15 October 2018

Stockton-on-Tees landmarks will be awash with red on Friday (October 19) in support of the Show Racism the Red Card campaign.

Image of Stockton's anti racism campaign

Stockton's Town Hall, fountains and Riverside will be lit red as the town's event lighting changes colour in support of the campaign.

Councillors and council staff will be backing Wear Red Day too, with bake sales and donation points in a number of council buildings.

Councillor Bob Cook, Leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, said: "For yet another year the Council is proud to back this worthwhile campaign, which raises awareness and educates people on all forms of racism.

"The charity has helped so many people, and I would like to thank Councillor Norma Stephenson who does a brilliant job in organising our events. 

"All donations will be kindly received and will help the charity in its aim of stamping out racism altogether."

Photographs and videos will be shared on the Council's social media channels using the #WRD18 hashtag.

Established in 1996, Show Racism the Red Card uses the high-profile status of football and football players to help tackle racism in society.

Across Britain, the charity delivers training to more than 50,000 people every year.