20/10/2016

Wear Red Day 2016

Cleveland Police, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger and partners Sopra Steria and Tascor are showing support for Wear Red Day 2016 for ...

... Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC), the UK’s anti-racism education charity.

Wear Red Day takes place on Friday 21st October and to show support in tackling racism, officers will wear red socks with their uniforms and staff will wear items of red clothing. All staff and officers participating in the day will contribute £1 which will go to the charity.

Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, said: “Again I am showing my support for this campaign and I will continue to support tackling racism as it something I feel very strongly about.

“Racism is completely unacceptable and there is no place for it in Cleveland. This is why is it important to show our support and to educate people about the consequences of racism, to make it clear that we do not tolerate it.

“I have supported Show Racism the Red Card before by funding six education practitioner training events, providing input across 104 schools since 2015 and running an event for schools at Middlesbrough Football Club. I am hoping to do the same this year with Hartlepool Football Club.

“I welcome support from the police as well and I’m sure the ‘Cleveland Red Socks’ will be a force to be reckoned with in helping raise awareness of this important issue.”

Chief Constable Iain Spittal said: “Wear Red Day for Show Racism the Red Card is an excellent way to campaign against racism and I am very supportive of the event and the charity.

“It is really important to raise awareness of the consequences of racism and how it can affect people’s lives. By encouraging our staff and officers to wear red, we send out a clear message that racism will not be tolerated in Cleveland and it has no place in our society.”

If anyone would like to show support for Wear Red Day they can find more information about it here: http://www.theredcard.org/get-involved/WearRedDay.

Keeps an eye out on our social media accounts as we will be posting on Facebook and tweeting on Twitter throughout the day using the hashtag #WRD16.

Photo caption – from left: Acting Inspector Brian McCarthy, Police Constable Gary Cookland, Chief Constable Iain Spittal, Police and Crime Commissioner for Cleveland, Barry Coppinger, Inspector Tina Notman, Sergeant Kevin Baldam.