Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is urging schools, businesses and individuals to wear red for the day.

Their annual campaign – 'Wear Red Day' is being backed by Liverpool and England legend John Barnes; Everton and Wales legend Neville Southall MBE; Arsenal Ladies legend Rachel Yankey OBE; Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton and – President and Vice President of SRtRC respectively – Newcastle United legend Shaka Hislop and Leroy Rosenior MBE.

Former Everton and Wales Goalkeeper, Neville Southall MBE, said: “Wear Red Day is a timely reminder that racism is wrong on every level. The only way to fight it is through education and that’s why I support SRtRC and why I’ll be taking part in Wear Red Day.” 

Organisations such as ASDA, Barclays, Boots, NatWest, Dr Marten’s, the London Stock Exchange, Scotrail Scotland, and the Royal Mail have all committed to wear red, stand up and stand strong in solidarity against racism.

The London Eye, London Heathrow, the Millennium Bridge and local authority buildings up and down the country will all light up red in support of the campaign today.

Tosca Fairchild, Chair of SRtRC, said: “It gives me so much hope to see public figures and organisations leading and being an exemplar in raising awareness on anti-racism. It gives me hope that there are community members who are committed to changing the world so that everyone’s ‘normal’ is the same, irrespective of skin colour. It gives me hope that one day we will live in a community and world where only one race counts – the human race.” 

Ged Grebby, Chief Executive at SRtRC, added: “Our vision is of a world where lives are no longer ruined by racism. Wear Red Day is a prime opportunity for individuals and organisations to come together and demonstrate their commitment to this better future – and launching it with the support of our patrons, public buildings and attractions and global brand-name organisations is invaluable in helping spread this message to all sectors of society.  

“Together, we will all stand up against racism and discrimination in all contexts of daily life – but we need all the help we can get.” 

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