Daniel Zeichner MP and pupils at Arbury Primary School will see red today (Friday) as they ditch their school uniform and don crimson colours to raise money for an anti-racism education charity.
Arbury pupils red-dy to tackle racism
Show Racism the Red Card is holding its annual Wear Red day. The charity has been delivering anti-racism education for over 20 years and uses the power of football to spread its vital message.
Sadly their work is more needed than ever. Last year there was a 134 per cent increase in reported racially or religiously aggravated crimes in Cambridgeshire.
Each pupil will donate £1 to don scarlet socks, ruby robes or crimson cardies.
Daniel Zeichner MP said: “Red’s my colour, I love football and hate racism so I had to give my support today. Sadly we are seeing a rise in racist abuse whether it’s the chants in Bulgaria or some of the terrible stories I’ve heard at my constituency surgery of European citizens living in the city being told to 'go home'. Well done to all the pupils taking part in this important day. Let’s kick racism out of society for good.”
MP for the City of Cambridge constituency.