Red Carpet Treatment for Racism Ambassadors and Gala Guests
Once more, Show Racism the Red Card’s annual fundraiser
drew in a star-studded crowd and raised a staggering £4,500k
. The event was sponsored by Simpson Millar solicitors which boasts a long-standing commitment to help combat racism.
Hundreds of guests attended the SRtRC and Simpson Millar LLP Event at the Marriott in Cardiff which kick started with a cocktail reception where one of the evening’s most popular crowd-pleasers turned out to be the fun photo booth
provided by Ultra Booth. During the early-evening cocktail reception, the charismatic seventeen year old, black Welsh artist Kizzy Crawford
also took to the stage.
Comedian and actor, Paul James chaired the evening’s proceedings and introduced some of the event's other headliners; comedians Will Franken and Nick Revell.
Jenine Abdo from Simpson Millar LLP has been spearheading the firm’s support for the charity over the past few years. She said: “The calibre of the people who attended the event and showed their support for this amazing charity is a testament to the immense traction the campaign has gathered
. Combining an evening’s entertainment with a more serious message
worked extremely well and everyone had a wonderful time.”
High profile faces included Welsh television presenter, Lisa Rogers and Labour Welsh Assembly Member, Vaughan Gethin and 220 other guests enjoyed a three-course meal
, raffle and charity auction featuring a signed Gareth Bale football boot and signed Welsh Rugby framed picture and ball. The evening's entertainment program featured beat boxers, football tricks and a surprise street dance performance from urban sport stars, SBX who picked three people from the audience to teach and then perform break dancing
, beat boxing and football tricks.
Sunil Patel, Campaign Manager for Wales said: “Once again, the ‘Stand Up Against Racism’ fundraiser was an overall success. A huge thanks to Simpson Millar LLP solicitors for their support towards us raising over £4,000
. This money will be used towards our work across schools in Wales. This event has become a fixed date in our calendar and has helped us to establish new partnerships
in recent years, especially helping such a small team in Wales. The support from Simpson Millar is simply invaluable.”
Anti-racism charity, Show Racism the Red Card was established in 1996 to harness the high profile of sports personalities in producing educational resources that combat racism
. Through educational workshops in schools, community centres and sports clubs, SRTRC is making a huge difference across the country.