Charity 'Show Racism the Red Card UK' Helps More Refugees


A leading anti-racism charity has teamed up once again with local law firm Simpson Millar and is gearing up to host the black-tie fundraiser of the year in a bid to raise money to predominately educate school children, as well as adults, about racism and discrimination.

Charity Shows Racism the Red Card UK Helps More Refugees

Show Racism the Red Card Wales and Simpson Millar are hosting its 3rd annual black-tie fundraiser which will take place at Angel Hotel in Cardiff on Friday 23 October. The event aims to raise much needed funds to carry out educational work about racism and discrimination amongst young people in Wales. Each year the Event has a specific theme and this year's aims to celebrate and mark Black History Month. The Event will draw attention to the positive contribution black and ethnic minorities are making in society today especially that of Women which is in turn this year's Black History Month's theme.

"Sadly we still receive regular reports of racism in schools, so it's vital we have the funds to continue our work. The Welsh Refugee Council has recently announced that Wales could take in 1,600 more Syrian refugees. Our society is diverse and by educating the youngest generations about why racism must be kicked out, we are able to support the integration of vulnerable minority groups in the long run," says Clare Skidmore, Campaign Support Worker at Show Racism the Red Card in Wales.

With tickets already sold out, Clare is delighted with the support the charity has received across the region: "We are lucky to have the support of the local community. In previous years, numerous celebrities have attended our annual fundraiser including Welsh Paralympic gold medallist Aled Davies, rugby star Nathan Palmer, sports presenter and patron Lisa Rogers, Doreen Lawrence OBE and First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones."

Jenine Abdo, an ambassador for Show Racism the Red Card and family law solicitor at event sponsors, Simpson Millar says: "Show Racism the Red Card is a charity which is extremely close to my heart. I do a lot of work with disadvantaged people and ethnic minorities in the Cardiff area and tackling racism is absolutely vital to the health of any diverse community. Teaching youngsters in schools about the harm racism causes prevents the issue from escalating as they grow older. It is an honour and privilege to once again co-organise and present this Event on behalf of the Firm with the Charity. We successfully forged a working relationship with the Charity in 2012 and have been working together in our respective fields and together to fight against discrimination and prejudice behaviour in its many forms.

"The workshops that could be funded if this event is a success focus on the dangers of stereotyping and discrimination. They provide young people with a unique opportunity to discuss topics such as immigration and Islamophobia in a safe and supportive environment. We know this works. We know it makes a difference.

"Combining an evening's entertainment with a serious message works extremely well and we are so pleased to be supporting it as a firm."

The Black and White Ball will include a sparkling wine reception, three-course dinner, special entertainment, a charity auction and raffle.

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