Offaly schools, businesses and community organisations urged to get involved in Wear Red Day

New initiative launched by the anti-racism and education charity, Show Racism the Red Card

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Calling on Offaly schools, businesses and community organisations to get involved in Wear Red Day

Abel Tcaci from the winning school Castaheany Educate Together School in Lucan and TV Presenter Diana Bunici

Offaly schools, businesses, community and sports organisations are being encouraged to get involved in Wear Red Day, a new initiative launched by the anti-racism and education charity, Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC). Show Racism the Red Card is encouraging Offaly organisations to wear red on Friday, November 25, and help raise much needed funds for the charity.

All funds raised through Wear Red Day will be used by Show Racism the Red Card to continue to challenge racism through providing education resources, programmes and intercultural activities which support integration.

Speaking about the initiative, Garrett Mullan, Coordinator of Show Racism the Red Card, said: “With 46 per cent of teachers saying they have witnessed racism in the classroom, and increasing reports of racism elsewhere, it’s of utmost importance that racism continues to be tackled and integration promoted. We are asking businesses, schools, sports and community organisations from Offaly to support us in our work by getting involved in Wear Red Day to help us to continue raising awareness of what racism is and to help us develop our education programmes.”

“Getting involved in Wear Red Day is easy - simply get in contact with us, we’ll send you out your fundraiser pack with helpful tips on how to boost donations, such as holding a penalty shoot-out competition, wear red on 25th November and collect a donation from everyone participating. It’s a fun way to help us raise awareness of racism and how to actively combat it.”

Show Racism the Red Card are also encouraging participants to share their activities on social media using the hashtag #WRD16.

For further information on how to get involved,  contact info@theredcard.ie.